KB: Ntbackup on Windows Server 2003 may fail with the following error after the system is converted using P2V: "Error: The device reported an error to the request to write data to media"

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where Ntbackup on Windows Server 2003 fails with "Error: The device reported an error to the request to write data to media". ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario: · System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM) is used to perform… Read more

KB: P2V fails with GPT partitions in System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one discusses how VMM does not support GPT disks on P2V targets and that to successfully migrate a machine with a GPT disk, you must first convert the disk to MBR format. ===== Symptoms A physical to virtual conversion (P2V) may fail in Microsoft System Center… Read more

KB: A P2V in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails with "No compatible drivers were identified"

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one shows you how to quickly fix an issue where a P2V in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails when using NIC teaming. ===== Symptoms When using System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to perform an offline P2V (Physical to Virtual migration) of… Read more

A System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 P2V of Windows Server 2003 fails with reference to SP2.cab

Here’s another good KB article we published today on SCVMM 2008. This one describes an issue that may generate a couple different errors when trying to do a P2V of Windows Server 2003 (32-bit or 64-bit): ===== Symptoms When using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM), a Physical to Virtual (P2V) conversion of Windows… Read more

A System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 P2V fails with ‘A device attached to the system is not functioning (0x8007001F)’

Here’s another great new KB article we published today. This one will tell you how to fix an issue where a P2V fails with error 8007001F: ===== Symptoms A System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) Physical to Virtual (P2V) conversion fails when attempting to mount a .VHD file, reporting that a device attached to… Read more

Installation of Integration Components or a P2V job in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 fails with Error 2912: The directory is not empty (0x80070091)

Just a quick heads up on a new KB article we published today: ===== Symptoms Installation of Virtual Guest Services (integration components) fails in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) but can be successfully installed manually in Hyper-V. Also, Physical to Virtual (P2V) jobs may fail when installing Virtual Guest Services. Another version of… Read more

New KB: A System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 P2V fails at 79% with Error 551

Here’s a new SCVMM 2008 Knowledge Base article we published this morning. If you’re seeing an issue where a P2V fails at 79% with Error 551 or 0x80070002 then you’ll want to check this one out: ===== Symptoms A P2V conversion using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (VMM 2008) fails at 79% completion… Read more

New KB: A System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 P2V hangs at 70% – The new VM boots to a STOP:0x7B

Just a heads up on a new System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Knowledge Base article we published this morning.  This one talks about an issue where when doing a P2V it may hang at ~70% and the resulting VM boots to a stop 7B: Symptoms Attempting a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM)… Read more

A System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 P2V conversion fails with errors 2910, 458 and 3142

Here’s another new System Center Virtual Machine Manager Knowledge Base article we just published this morning.  If you’re trying to do a P2V and it’s failing out with 2910, 458 or 3142 errors then you’ll want to check this one out: ===== Symptoms A physical to virtual (P2V) conversion in System Center Virtual Machine Manager… Read more

Common SCVMM P2V Conversion Failures Explained

Our very own Jonathan Jordan just posted a great article describing a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 support incident he worked recently where a small percentage of machines were failing during the Physical to Virtual (P2V) conversion process.  He walks through the steps he took to identify the cause and resolve the issue and… Read more