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Migrate from VMware to AHV - stuck Booting from Hard Disk...

Wayfarer

Migrate from VMware to AHV - stuck Booting from Hard Disk...

I am migrating from ESX 6.0 to AHV 5.1.2
I have successfully mounted the container from VMware and migrated a disk.

When trying to start the image from the vmdk file in Prism Console than I get the following error:

Booting from Hard Disk... in the boot dos screen.

 

Regards,

Onder Avcu

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Vanguard

Re: Migrate from VMware to AHV - stuck Booting from Hard Disk...

Hi

Do you have Mobility/NGT installed on the original VM while running on ESXi, or try booting with IDE as a controller (NOT RECOMMENDED)?

When u create VM from ADFS did u select the vmdk-flat file?

 

Why not use Xtract for VM to simplify the migration.

 

https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/xtract

 

F>P

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Wayfarer

Re: Migrate from VMware to AHV - stuck Booting from Hard Disk...

Hi farhanparkar

thank you for the quick reply. 

I dont have Mobility/NGT installed on the VMDK File. (this vmdk file is the file I got from other poc environment. VMware environment is no longer available. If I plug the vmdk file as a second disk to another machine it works fine.)

I've tried booting with IDE but no luck. 

I'm actually a beginner about Nutanix. I did not know Xtract.

 

thx

 

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Community Manager

Re: Migrate from VMware to AHV - stuck Booting from Hard Disk...

Hi @OnderAvcu

 

Take a look here to learn more about access to Xtract for VMs [go]. Also check out this blog - Day in the life of a Migration with Nutanix Xtract for Virtual Machines. Let me know if this helps!

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Wayfarer

Re: Migrate from VMware to AHV - stuck Booting from Hard Disk...

Hi Aluciani,

 

this vmdk file is the file I got from other poc environment. VMware environment is no longer available. it is not possible to solve it in a different way Smiley Sad 

I have to solve the boot problem.

 

thx

Vanguard

Re: Migrate from VMware to AHV - stuck Booting from Hard Disk...

Hi,

 

Whats the actual size of vmdk file, can u try creating VM as IDE controller.

 

F>P

Nutanix Employee

Re: Migrate from VMware to AHV - stuck Booting from Hard Disk...

@OnderAvcu

Are you migration a UEFI enabled vm disk?
Wayfarer

Re: Migrate from VMware to AHV - stuck Booting from Hard Disk...

vmdk file size is 250 GB (30 GB used space)

Wayfarer

Re: Migrate from VMware to AHV - stuck Booting from Hard Disk...

Hi Sandeepmp,

 

I did not check. :/

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Vanguard

Re: Migrate from VMware to AHV - stuck Booting from Hard Disk...

Hi,

Looking at the provided info below things can be tried,

1) Try to identify the original environment where the file was created, if it was VMware Workstation then vmdk is ok, if VMware ESXi it should be vmname-flat.vmdk. Try to use the file at the source like environment (ESXi or Workstation) again to make sure the file itself is not corrupted.

2) What operating system was installed, as you said there is no NGT installed hence the AHV SCSI controller will not be detected by the installed OS, re-create using IDE as controller and verify if it is booting. If it works then you can install NGT and update to SCSI controller.

3) Possibly VM was using UEFI at source if yes then u need to set it using acli.

The below link should work.

http://vmwaremine.com/2015/08/27/migrate-windows-2012r2-server-from-esxi-to-ahv

 

F>P