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Use of a file share for Hyper-v conversion

Postby fractal6969 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:32 pm

I am trying to convert a VMDK to VHDX. I am doing this with a locally copied VMDK since vSphere 6.5 is yet to be supported.

When I get to the portion of where the VHDX files are to be stored it gives me the local disk of the Hyper-v host. Is it possible to save the converted files to a file share? We are using file shares for our storage in hyper-v....not the local hyper-v disk.

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Re: Use of a file share for Hyper-v conversion

Postby Oleg(staff) » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:52 am

You should be able to save the converted files to a file share. You need to assign a letter to this share in order to have this possibility.
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Re: Use of a file share for Hyper-v conversion

Postby fractal6969 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:22 pm

We mapped a drive to the hyper-v host trying both "net use" and "New-PSDrive" making the drive persistent. No go. We can still only see the Local Disk under the Datastore section of the hyper-v host.

Thoughts?
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Re: Use of a file share for Hyper-v conversion

Postby Oleg(staff) » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:52 am

You can also try to start V2V from Hyper-V host and try conversion in a local file. The share should be available in this way.
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Re: Use of a file share for Hyper-v conversion

Postby fractal6969 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:40 pm

We are running 2016 Core. I'll see if the app will install and give it a shot.
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Re: Use of a file share for Hyper-v conversion

Postby Oleg(staff) » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:15 am

Thank you! We are waiting for your update.
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Re: Use of a file share for Hyper-v conversion

Postby fractal6969 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:31 pm

The application installs properly on a Windows 2016 core server. I ran a conversion from the 2016 server where the file share exists and it still only shows the local disk (C:\).

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Re: Use of a file share for Hyper-v conversion

Postby Oleg(staff) » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:27 pm

Could you please run Diskpart tool?
What is the result of List volumes?
Please share the results of this command, are you able to see the letter of share?
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Re: Use of a file share for Hyper-v conversion

Postby fractal6969 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:37 pm

Good morning, Oleg. When I run a list volume in diskpart it only shows 2 volumes...0 & 1. That is the c:\ drive and the system reserved drive. It doesn't show the persistent drive that we created (location of where the VM needs to go).
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Re: Use of a file share for Hyper-v conversion

Postby Oleg(staff) » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:42 pm

I have passed this information to our R&D team for checking.
I will keep you posted.
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Re: Use of a file share for Hyper-v conversion

Postby fractal6969 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:34 pm

Good morning, Oleg. Happy new year! Any news from the R&D guys?

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Re: Use of a file share for Hyper-v conversion

Postby Oleg(staff) » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:50 am

Hi,
Yes, I have news. This possibility should be added to the next build of V2V converter, should be released till the end of this month.
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Re: Use of a file share for Hyper-v conversion

Postby fractal6969 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:18 pm

That is great news! I will be a huge benefit to those that have large server blade farms with very little local disk. Thanks for all you guys are doing!
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Re: Use of a file share for Hyper-v conversion

Postby Oleg(staff) » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:08 pm

We will keep you updated with the progress.
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Re: Use of a file share for Hyper-v conversion

Postby fractal6969 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:18 pm

Good morning, Oleg. I'd be more than willing to test out a beta version of the software to make sure that the ability exists to use file shares. Let me know!

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