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