V2V Converter problem

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Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2024 10:01 am

Fri Jun 28, 2024 10:20 am

Hello everyone :)

I originally wanted to post in the sub-forum "StarWind V2V Converter, P2V Migrator." Unfortunately, I keep getting kicked out or don't have permission to post there.

Therefore, it would be nice if the thread could be moved. I hope that I will still be able to respond once it is moved.

I have a problem converting a VM (Linux Suse Enterprise 10) from ESXi Host 5.5 to a Hyper-V Host. After conversion, the VM does not boot in Hyper-V.

In ESXi, the VM’s hard drive is set up as SCSI. The converter creates a new Hyper-V VM in Gen1 and attaches the hard drive as IDE. During boot, the error appears that the hard drive cannot be recognized.

I have tried the following:
  • Conversion from ESXi Host to a newly created VM (by the converter)
  • Conversion to an existing Gen2 VM in Hyper-V (hoping the converter would adjust the hard drive parameters)
  • Changed the VM’s (ESXi) VMDK to IDE via SSH access and then converted it to a Gen1 VM
All these attempts were unsuccessful, resulting in the hard drive not being recognized.

Does anyone have any advice on how I can successfully convert the VM to Hyper-V?

Thanks to all :)
yaroslav (staff)
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Fri Jun 28, 2024 11:24 pm

Thanks for your post here and welcome to StarWind Forum! Please try converting an individual disk.
Also make sure the secure boot is disabled for the VM.
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