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VMware converter cannot see MSA2000fc disk.

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Beer Grill
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VMware converter cannot see MSA2000fc disk.

Hi All

I have been requested to virtualise an HP DL380 G5 running x64 Windows 2008 std.

The server has a local systems disk (C:) and a single lun presented from an MSA2000fc .

This MSA2000 lun has been made dynamic, and has been split into two simple volumes (E: & F:).

I have tried both Hot & Cold cloning, using various versions of Converter (inc V4.0.1) but none of them seem to recognise the MSA2000 lun. They only pick up the local system drive (C:)

I'd be grateful for any advice in solving this problem.

Gordon
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Patrick Terlisten
Honored Contributor
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Re: VMware converter cannot see MSA2000fc disk.

Hello Gordon,

AFAIK are dynamic disks not supported. But you can migrate the system to VMware and re-attach the LUN as a raw-device to the VM. Just present the LUN to the VMware ESX Server and do a rescan. After that add a new disk to the guest and select "mapped san lun".

Best regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick
Beer Grill
Advisor

Re: VMware converter cannot see MSA2000fc disk.

Thanks Patrick,thats what I'll do as a workaround.

According to what I've read online
dynamic disks seem to be supported in the later versions of converter.In my lab I created a win2008 guest server with dynamic disks, and was able to run the converter against it and it picked up all disks.

cheers
Gordon