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Nutanix Move Convert Windows 2019 from ESXi to AHV

  • 22 December 2020
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HI Everyone

I tried to use nutanix move to convert windows 2019 to AHV on esxi,

Windows 2019 does not join the domain. It uses the local adminsitrator account to transfer, but the valid authentication fails all the time, as shown in the following figure:

Has anyone ever had the same problem?

Thank you


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Hmm never tried to move a 2019 yet. Are you using the built un Administrator account, or are you using another account?

Anyhow, you can allways install the Nutanix VirtIO drivers manually on the source and then move it without credentials and you should be able to get it trough, you will have to manually restore the IP-settings post migration.

Let me know how thats working out :)

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Hi  Jonas,

If I use the manual mode by PowerShell command, I can convert it, but if I use automatic mode, whether it's windows 2019 or 2012, whether its local administrator or domain administrator, there will be errors in the photos,

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What version of Move are you on? Does the VM have VMware tools installed on the source VM? Are the network port requirements met?

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Hi  Jonas,

Yes, VMTools is installed, I use MOVE ver 3.6.2, I just try in my lab on the same switch, there is no firewall.

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And you’re using the .\administrator account per say the ”built in account”? And not a created admin called for example .\nutanix?

Found a gr8 blogpost here:

https://www.google.se/amp/s/hyperhci.com/2020/01/17/nutanix-move-tool-issues-errors-troubleshooting/amp/

It states:

Issue 1Windows Machine Permission issue ?

Solution : 

Check 3 things for any user on Windows VM to be qualified for Move to use:

  1. User must have “Logon as Batch Job” enabled.
  2. UAC must be disabled (for local administrator, it is usually disabled)
  3. User must have “Restore files and directories” rights.
  4. WinRM Service should be enabled on the Guest OS level.
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Both account I’v  tried,

ex: domain\administrator, administrator@domain, .\administrator.

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Walk trough the blogpost i gave one post back :) let me know if that helps

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The permissiom I’ve checked, local account it should be passed,

but I don't understand "not able to find file on VM" in the photo.

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And it’s the same on the Windows 2012 R2 machines?

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Hi Folks, got the same problem with a 2019 Server VM on ESXi 6.5.

My ESX Box was with a Free ESXi License (which add a lot of restriction on the technical features offers by ESX). After adding a valid ESXi license (Enterprise Plus license), it solves the problem in my case.

 

HTH.

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