Re: P2V Debian 9 with VMware Converter
- Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:59:35 +0000
- From: Adam Weremczuk <adamw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: P2V Debian 9 with VMware Converter
I'm not surprised it works for Debian 8 (released in 2015) as the tool
officially supports Ubuntu 16 (released in 2016).
It also works like a charm for Debian 7 (2013) but not Debian 9 (2017).
All my VMs run as version 11 too.
It fails with the same error when tried against 3 different ESXi hosts
(6.0, 6.0 and 6.7) running on 2010, 2015 and 2017 server hardware
I think the errors are misleading and it should start working in one of
the next releases on VMware vCenter Converter Standalone.
I'm now giving Veeam a shot on this (which also doesn't require source
machine to be shut down).
If it fails I will resort to old school manual VM creation and data copying.
On 15/02/19 15:38, Calabaza wrote:
I convert about 17 Debian machines with Debian 8 with little or no problem.
(I understand that you need Debian 9 but that is my experience).
I'm think your problem is about the virtual hardware versión of
destination in your ESX.
I have all my machines with Virtual Hardware version: 11
Read this links, may be help you:
 What other requirements and considerations are there for virtual
machines with EFI firmware?
Here  say that
"(...) EFI firmware is supported from hardware version 11 and above. (...)"
I'm a Spanish speaker, sorry for my bad English.