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When converting a Linux source to an ESX 4.1 host, VMware Converter 4.0.1 Standalone fails at 1% with the error: methodFault.Summary (1025992)

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Symptoms

  • When converting a Linux source machine to an ESX 4.1 host, VMware Converter 4.0.1 Standalone fails
  • The conversion fails continuously at 1%
  • You see the error:

    methodFault.Summary

  • In the vmware-converter-agent.log file, located at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Converter Enterprise\Logs, you see the error:

    Failed to connect ISO to remote VM


converter-fails converter-linux-fails

Resolution

This issue occurs when using VMware Converter 4.0.1 Standalone with ESX 4.1 hosts because Converter Standalone version 4.0.1 is not compatible with vSphere 4.1.
 
To resolve the issue, try one of these options:
  • Use the VMware Converter 4.2 Plugin or VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3. Both versions support conversion to vSphere 4.1 environments.

  • Convert the source machine to an ESX host running a lower version of ESX and then migrate the machine.

Note: You can download VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3. from the VMware Download Center.

Additional Information

This issue is usually seen when converting Linux sources because it involves the process of creating of a helper virtual machine to perform the conversion. You may not see this issue when converting Windows operating systems.

See Also

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