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hyper-v vhdx to esxi 5.0 server

I have a hyper-v server and server1. vhdx ,want to use under esxi 5.0 server.

i tried converter VCENTER CONVERTER but no success Starwind V2V again no success.

How can i convert this server1.vhdx to esxi 5.0 server?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you have the server running in Hyper-V or just the files e.g. VHDX
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Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field AdministratorCommented:
Tell us more about your Hyper-V Virtual Machine you want to convert...

Could you report the error that Vcenter Converter and Starwind V2V show up?

What kind of VM are you trying to convert? What OS has on board?
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apollo-13Author Commented:
i have a server running hyper-v. i have no vcenter
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apollo-13Author Commented:
Could you report the error that Vcenter Converter and Starwind V2V show up? --starwind converts vmdk correct but wenn i open under esxi then (linux.vmdk) many service not working like apache etc.

i think i do via convert something wrong
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apollo-13Author Commented:
oh sorry vmdk is debian linux OS (linux.vmdk)
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Did you try VMware Converter, it may not support the OS ?
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apollo-13Author Commented:
yes i tried but it could not
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, Debian is not one of the supported OS for conversion via VMware Converter.
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apollo-13Author Commented:
i did so.
1.under hyper-v converted the image from vhdx to vhd.
2.startwind converted from vhd to vmdk.
3.copied vmdk to datastore esxi
4,created new vm and linked new vm to vmdk.

vm started but no apache,proftp,mysql.. etc works(linux.vmdk), do i wrong something?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
why are they failing ?
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apollo-13Author Commented:
i do not know. I did one test under esxi 5.0 and there is all works ,if esxi 6.0 then under new created vmdk no services works :)))
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
So the VM, all works correctly under ESXi 5.0 ?

If the Linux OS BOOT to a login prompt correctly, the conversion has been successful.

Does the Linux OS VM have networking?

Did you install VMware Tools ?
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apollo-13Author Commented:
So the VM, all works correctly under ESXi 5.0 ? ---YES

Does the Linux OS VM have networking?--YES

Did you install VMware Tools ?---NO
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
So if the converted VM works correctly under ESXi 5.0, what's the issue ?

I would recommend you install VMware Tools.

see my EE Article

Part 9: HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Linux on a VMware Linux virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server
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apollo-13Author Commented:
Hi Andrew
So the converted VM works correctly under ESXi 5.0, what's the issue ?--its very interesting, under esxi5.0 works my converted vmdk with apache ,mysql etc without vmtools installed. but under esxi6.0 not .i am searching at the moment issue  .

thanks for link.
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apollo-13Author Commented:
i tested my new vmdk under vmware player 6.0 and works there why not under esxi6? i do not know
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
ESXi 6.0 is brand new, it was only made available yesterday for download.....(12 March 2015).

It's early days for ESXi 6.0, Maybe a bug.....at this early stage it's unlikely you will find anything...

Your opening question does not state ESXi 6.0, for the moment, I would leave it with ESXi 5.0, unless you have specific features you need to use in ESXi 6.0, and if you have a valid license and Support Agreement, I would escalate this issue to VMware Support.

VMware Workstation, Player and ESXi are different hypervisors.

It is extremely odd, that the "container file" - vmdk, contains the OS, and the OS is not failing to boot, but components are failing to start in the OS.
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