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P2V Conversion error

Posted on 2016-11-20
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I tried to perform P2V on a server which has C: d: drive partitions. I had below error notification when I tried to change the destination disk size since the physical server has plenty of free space. I unchecked " perform sych" option and conversion went through without any error (completed) but the vm was not added to inventory.
I browsed into the data store and noticed there is no vmx and other files other than the vmdk file.
Any advice on this?


"Synchronization cannot be enabled if one or more volumes require file-level cloning. Disable synchronization or refrain from resizing the destination volumes. As an exception, synchronization is allowed when NTFS volumes are extended to a larger size in the destination."
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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You could just create a new configuration file, e.g. VMX file and add the virtual disk, but if it's not completed correctly, there could be issues. Try again.

If you want to change the size of physical disks when performing a P2V,  Sync Mode is NOT SUPPORTED, and you cannot perform a P2V using Sync Mode.

So if you want to use Sync Mode, perform a 2 step conversion.

Step 1 - Perform a P2V with Sync Mode as per my EE Article

HOW TO:  Synchronize changes when completing a P2V or V2V with VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1

Step 2 - Perform a V2V with Changing Disk Size

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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