I have two VMware servers in a test enironment and in the process of testing migrations using the vCenter Converter Standalone. The source VM is a Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. Windows V2V and P2V work properly.
The error message I keep getting is "The user '<username>' does not have root privileges on the source machine"
I can putty into the Ubuntu source machine as the user but not as root. OpenSSH is installed.
I followed most of these instructions EXCEPT the “Notes” portion where I am getting lost. I am a Linux beginner. http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1008164
2. Set up the source machine to allow the sudo command to be executed without prompting for a password, and without requiring a real tty, for example:
b. Add the following entry to /etc/sudoers to replace username with the non-root user's name:
username ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL
c. Make sure the following entry is not present in the /etc/sudoers file:
In case the file contains this entry, comment it out.
Note: The sudoers configuration might vary by system. For Ubuntu operating systems further configuration is needed. Target the specific user you are using and assign it user id 0/group 0. Ensure that you also enable Allow root to ssh even though you are not using the rootaccount.
The sudoers file is attached as a screenshot.
What are the steps I must take to complete the V2V migration?