Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

conversion from vhd to vmdk is done but it doesn't boot in vmware. why?

Posted on 2014-09-17
1
Medium Priority
?
1,007 Views
Last Modified: 2014-09-17
Hi;

I convert a vhd of Windows image to vmdk, by using 2 different methods virtualbox and winimage. So, I have 2 folders having 2 vmdk in each, but the vmdk files are not booting. My vhds cover the boot sector also. What should i do?

Regards.
0
Comment
Question by:jazzIIIlove
1 Comment
 
LVL 124

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
ID: 40327604
This is because you cannot just "normally" convert a VHD to a VMDK and expect it to boot in a VMware Hypervisor.

Because the Virtual Hardware also needs converting if you VHD contains an Operating System.

I would recommend using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5 on the original virtual machine.

HOW TO: FAQ VMware P2V Troubleshooting

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Cloud and Mobile-First Strategy

Maybe you’ve fully adopted the cloud since the beginning. Or maybe you started with on-prem resources but are pursuing a “cloud and mobile first” strategy. Getting to that end state has its challenges. Discover how to build out a 100% cloud and mobile IT strategy in this webinar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When converting a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or vCenter Converter Enterprise, if an adapter type is not selected during the initial customization the resulting virtual machine may contain an IDE d…
When rebooting a vCenters 6.0 and try to connect using vSphere Client we get this issue "Invalid URL: The hostname could not parsed." When we get this error we need to do some changes in the vCenter advanced settings to fix the issue.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring basic necessities in order to use the 2010 version of Data Protection Manager. These include storage, agents, and protection jobs. Launch Data Protection Manager from the deskt…
In this video tutorial I show you the main steps to install and configure  a VMware ESXi6.0 server. The video has my comments as text on the screen and you can pause anytime when needed. Hope this will be helpful. Verify that your hardware and BIO…

885 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question