Shutting down laptop that's running VMware converter.

Alex
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If I've kicked off a Vmware convert on my laptop and I shut it down, does it stop the convert job or does that run on ESXi or something?

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converting is an ACTIVE job, meaning you are converting a resource into the ESX.
what was it converting? the laptop?
if the action is between machines that are stored on storage connected to ESX than you can shut down the laptop safely -
if the laptop is intermediating than then answer is no..

Hope this answers your question..

Gilad
AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

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No, I was converting one virtual machine over to another host and I used my laptop to launch the converter since the VM is offline.

I'm doing a V2V migration
then it should be fine..

when you log in to the esx server you are not seeing this task running/completed?
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The conversions runs on the Laptop, if you shut it down, it will stop!

The task does not run on ESXi.....that's foo!
AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

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That's what I thought. Thank you for confirming.
Andrew - Are you sure that even if he used the laptop to create the V2V/P2V task it will not run on the esx server?

Alex - If you do not see the task or it appears as "filed" you have the answer..
AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

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It was done on the laptop.
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Andrew - Are you sure that even if he used the laptop to create the V2V/P2V task it will not run on the esx server?

Yes, job is submitted locally to the - local computer!!!

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