v2v conversion

Few years ago I have performed P2V using vmware convertor and forgot completely all the steps.
I want to do v2v conversation on few VMs, the source esxi is ver4.1 and destination esxi is 6.1.
Will there be any problem of using vmware stand5.1 convertor?
I will appreciate if anyone have documents(step-by-Step) related to this.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Firstly, best practice and recommeded, install VMware Converter, the latest available on the VM to be converted. So download 6.0 or latest available (depends on the Guest OS!)

see my EE articles here, step by step tutorial with screenshots, also applicable to Converter 6.0.!

Part 13: HOW TO: Shrink or Reduce a VMware Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone v5.5.2


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sara2000Author Commented:
I tired my first v2v conversion, conversion completed.
I started the destination server.
It went through driver installation then it shut itself.
I powered the machine on  and noticed that server did not get its ip (it supposed to be an static).
I tried to console into the server via sphere client and got into "black screen"
Nothing I was able to do after that.
How do i fix this "black screen" ?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
what is the OS ?

how did you know, it does not have an IP Address, if it has a black screen ?

After a conversion, you need to "re-do" all the networking! it's not maintained.
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sara2000Author Commented:
When i look at the summary via vsphere  client on that vm , I do not see the IP.
This is windows2008 R2.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, you'll never see the IP Address, if VMware Tools is not installed!

Did you, include or exclude VMware Tools install as part of the P2V ?

Can you boot in safe mode?
sara2000Author Commented:
I can not recall whether i touched the vmtools , this was my first vm.
Can that be vmtool issue?
I noticed that converted vm has double of snapshots, should i go back to the one of the snapshot and try or go into safe mode and removed display  driver?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It could be the issue, or not!

Not sure why your Converted VM has snapshots!

I would start in safe mode, and do you get a black screen ?
sara2000Author Commented:
Good articles I was able to perform v2v on few vms by following it.
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