P2V failed: "Unable to reconfigure the destination virtual machine"

Need to convert this physical Win2003 SP2 server to a VM. Used VMware Converter 5.0.1. Kept name and IP same since we want to retire physical server.

I followed instructions of Luciano Patrão (disabled non-Microsoft services, etc.) and Andrew Hancock (De-selected "Power on target machine" & de-selected "Install VMware Tools on the imported machine". Left "Remove System Restore checkpoints on destination" & "Reconfigure destination virtual machine" selected.)

CPU, RAM, & NICs (it was teamed) were not changed.
C: disk was 70 GB and D: 205 GB. Sizes unchanged but Thin type selected.

I could successfully P2V SQL cluster with SAN using 5.5 version, but it was to a different name & IP. This conversion failed near the end. I am attaching vmware-converter-server-1.log file.

Wondering if unselecting "Reconfigure destination virtual machine" will do the trick, or should I change the name and IP temporarily. Thanks.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I would complete a simple P2V with no changes to the configuration. Also ensure that you are using the correct version of Converter, which supports 2003 SP2.

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

HOW TO: FAQ VMware P2V Troubleshooting

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AkulshAuthor Commented:

For Windows 2003 SP2 (not R2), the latest version of Standalone converter I can use is 5.0.1. Please correct me if I am wrong.

As I said, I did not change the configuration of machine, but did leave "Reconfigure destination virtual machine" checkbox selected, as recommend here in some articles -- and this setting worked fine for me in Converter 5.5. Might unselecting this checkbox do the trick? Thanks.

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I would not reconfigure the destination machine.
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AkulshAuthor Commented:
When I chose that option or deselected that checkbox, I was given a Warning that VM may not startup (see enclosed). The conversion finished without error but VM is not starting. Any advice? Thanks.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I'll check the log for anything obvious...
AkulshAuthor Commented:
Sorry for delay. The person for whom I was doing this P2V could not test it, so I could not wrap up this thread.
The new virtual Win2003 is working fine but I had to change the name and IP of this machine. Also, did leave "Reconfigure destination virtual machine" checkbox selected,
AkulshAuthor Commented:
Feel guilty of giving B grade to a solution by Andrew Hancock. He was perhaps busy in tackling more worthy questions. I could make this P2V work for an old Windows 2003 server only by changing the name and IP of the server, which no one suggested here.  Thanks.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Don't feel guilty, all questions are worthy, but when juggling 1,500 virtual questions sometimes, some notifications get missed or not delivered.

Glad you got it working!
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