Avatar of Akulsh
AkulshFlag for India asked on

Transplanting a VM to different vCenter -- giving errors

Normally to transplant a VM to different vCenter, I do Veeam bkup of the VM and transfer it over to new network and restore it from another Veeam server. But in case of this VM (old Win 2008 OS), Veeam gives error during restore: "invalid configuration for device '0'" and *.vmdk (disk) files are not restored at all.

In the source vCenter, it is possible to do vMotion of this VM, but I cannot do OVF export (times out) nor create a clone (Invalid configuration for device '13'). The VM runs fine.

How may I transplant this VM to new location? Thanks.
VirtualizationVeeamNetworkingVMware

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
Akulsh

8/22/2022 - Mon
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Could be caused by network interface, and lack of portgroup.

try disconnecting the nic.
ASKER
Akulsh

Thanks. Let me try. (The portgroup of this VM is not present on all hosts.)
ASKER
Akulsh

I shutdown the VM so I can change port-group, but when I do so, the OK button is grayed out. In other words, I cannot change the portgroup. Nor can I delete that NIC. What are my options now?

I am including an image of that NIC's settings. Thanks.
BadPortGroup-VM.JPG
This is the best money I have ever spent. I cannot not tell you how many times these folks have saved my bacon. I learn so much from the contributors.
rwheeler23
ASKER
Akulsh

Actually I am not able to change any settings in hardware of this VM, even though the VM is shutdown.
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
See how we're fighting big data
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
ASKER
Akulsh

It was done 5-6 years ago, before I joined this company.
Even when the VM is shutdown, I cannot change that VMXnet2 interface. Anyway it can be changed?
(This server is close to being retired... by the way.) Thanks.
ASKER
Akulsh

Thanks Andrew, once again.
Get an unlimited membership to EE for less than $4 a week.
Unlimited question asking, solutions, articles and more.