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VMWare Converter fails on permissions issue.

Am using VMWare Converter Standalone to pull off a few VMs I need off an ESXi 7 host to a VMWare workstation.  It goes for a few minutes then throws an error:

FAILED: An error occurred during the conversion:

'The session does not have the required permissions'


Not sure if it is talking about permissions on the target machine (my own workstation) or something else.  Any suggestions?  Log files: ConverterDiagnostics20211016071026.zip


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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

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

tut tut, it's VMware

Have you installed VMware Converter on the VM to be converted - BEST PRACTICE!
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Ben Conner

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Oh!  That never even occurred to me; the source is a VM already.  Would I have to map the target drive on that VM?
Unfortunately I also have a VM I need to convert that is a Lin*x OS.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Install VMware Converter in on the VM if Windows

as for Linux is it a supported OS for VMware Conversion
Ben Conner

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It's CentOS 6.0; already has VMWare tools running on it.
Isn't critical if this doesn't convert over.  I can recreate it.
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Ben Conner

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Tried it from the running VM and got a different error this time.  
FAILED: File B:\VMs\AD1\ad1.wwi.webworldinc.com\ad1.wwi.webworldinc.com.vmx was not found.

This was the target folder I was pointing to.  Logs:ConverterDiagnostics20211016125806.zip

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Ben Conner

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Yes, it was installed in the VM.  AD1... is the full name of the VM.
B: was a mapped drive to the location on my workstation where I wanted the VM dropped.

Finally got the UNC path to work.  Am trying the converter again and will let you know.
Thanks!

--Ben
Ben Conner

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That's what it was, Andrew--wasn't using a UNC path and when I set one up I didn't have the right permissions.  Fixing both allowed it to work perfectly.

Thanks much!!

--Ben
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

np!