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VMware Converter not showing virtual machine port group for Linux conversions (2004080)

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  • VMware Converter wizard is not showing the virtual machine port group for the destination helper machine
  • Conversion fails at 1% with network errors.
  • The Converter wizard shows errors similar to:

    [2012-09-29 12:51:23.574 05192 error 'vmomi.soapStub[102]'] Resetting stub adapter for server TCP: : service state request failed: class Vmacore::SystemException(A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond. )


If the virtual switch on the ESX/ESXi host are part of a distributed virtual switch, VMware vCenter Converter does not display the virtual machine port group within the wizard.


To resolve this issue:
Note: Perform these steps before the helper virtual machine boots up.
  1. After submitting the conversion task, log on to the ESX/ESXi host on which the helper virtual machine is created.
  2. Right-click the virtual machine and click Edit Settings.
  3. Select the Network Adapter and manually add it to the virtual machine port group under Network connection.

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