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Travis Quinnelly

vTechify is my home to talk about all things virtualization. Here I share things learned in lab and production environments both for my documentation and others to stumble upon for reference.

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Today I really needed to jump on a P to V conversion. This hardware was dropped in my lap and I didnt have much time to get it configured. As luck would have it, I also couldn’t connect to the ADMIN$ share. Which means that the vCenter Standalone Converter couldn’t copy the files necessary to install the agent and begin the conversion. Thanks to cat brain, I was able to quickly get this going.

On the server you have VMWare Converter standalone installed, go to “C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone” – obviously substitute the correct driver letter and if you’re not on a 64bit box you can remove the “(x86)” part. Find the file named “VMware-Converter-Agent.exe” and copy it over to the Windows box. Run the executable you copied.