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Cold Migrating a Virtual Machine from ESX Server 2.x to 3.0 Fails (2182)
This kind of cold migration is used in one of the ESX Server 2.x to ESX Server 3.0 upgrade scenarios to minimize virtual machine downtime.You must commit the virtual machine's REDO log before the cold migration. To do this:
- Power off the virtual machine.
- Edit its settings.
- Change the virtual disk mode from append to undo.
- Power on the virtual machine again and power it off. A dialog box appears and lets you choose to keep, commit, or discard the REDO log.
- Commit or discard the REDO log before trying to migrate the virtual machine.
As a best practice, you must commit or discard REDO logs of all virtual machines and change the disk mode to persistent before upgrading from ESX Server 2.x to ESX Server 3.0.Note: This issue is resolved in ESX Server 3.0.1.
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