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VM Migration failed from vSphere to Nutanix using Xtract tool


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getting the below error while migrating a VM from vSphere to Nutanix AHV.

getting error during the validation stage.

Error validating credentials for VM VMname: 'vCenter Server timed out during operation 'UploadFile' for VM vm-1500'.
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Best answer by rhpsystems 9 August 2018, 20:51

After doing a lot of research and reading the recommendations of the community, I managed to successfully migrate all the VMs, both Windows and Linux from ESXi 6.5 to AHV using Xtract. I told them about the process that worked for me:

Windows:

- Install VirtIO in VMs before migration
- In Xtract, leave the user and password fields blank
- The migration went perfectly

Linux:

- In Xtract, place a standard username and password (not root)
- The migration went perfectly

Thanks @aluciani @msundling1 @hypervisorboy

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Hello,

Can someone help on the above issue ?

I am migrating a VM from Vsphere to Nutanix AHV environment using Xtract tool, did not observed any issue from vcenter end, I have already migrated few VMs from the same vCenter but facing issue on for a particular VM

any idae ??
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VM C drive was running out of space.. After making some space available in C drive, issue got resolved and able to migrate the VM
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I have the same issue, but with 150 GB free on C drive operation fails.

We are migrating from vSphere 6.5 to AHV 20170830.156. with Xtract 1.1.6. The error is:

vCenter Server timed out during operation 'UploadFile' for VM vm-174

Any ideas?
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@jlaunier @aluciani Can you help me on this? Thanks
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Let me see who I can ping on this @rhpsystems
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We had same error during some of our initial migrations. Believe it was due to communication issues. Make sure your communication between the two environments are OK and also your name resolution.
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Have you been able to migrate any VMs or is this your first?
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@msundling1 Communication is perfect, I'm getting this error only on Windows VM from vSphere. Linux VM's are migrating without problems. Authentication is working yet.

Every migration plan get stucked at "Preparing VM" and failing randomly in this process (10% - 80%, etc).
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@rhpsystems Are you using builtin administrator account? What happens if you leave credentials blank, will it copy entire VM over then?
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Hi @rhpsystems ,

a) Which windows VM is this ? Win 2008 ?

if OS is unsupported, Follow below procedure
  1. We need to migrate this VM by choosing "Bypass Guest Operations: Bypass guest OS changes"
  2. Please install the Virtio driver manually on the VM and also set the "SAN POLICY=OnlineAll" using the diskpart.exe utility and start the migration.
  3. After migration gets complete, Verify if the Disks are brought online .
  4. Once above steps are completed, manually assign the IP address.
b) Have you tried any other migration using same Xtract set-up ? I am asking this question to make sure that there are no issues with Source.

c) Which account are you using while entering the credentials ?built-in Local Administrator ? if not, Please check Kb:- 4809

Thanks,
Karanveer
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After doing a lot of research and reading the recommendations of the community, I managed to successfully migrate all the VMs, both Windows and Linux from ESXi 6.5 to AHV using Xtract. I told them about the process that worked for me:

Windows:

- Install VirtIO in VMs before migration
- In Xtract, leave the user and password fields blank
- The migration went perfectly

Linux:

- In Xtract, place a standard username and password (not root)
- The migration went perfectly

Thanks @aluciani @msundling1 @hypervisorboy
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Thanks for sharing @rhpsystems 👍 You rock!
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You’re welcome @aluciani

In one week, all our company workloads were migrated from vSphere 6.5 to AHV without disruption. Amazing.