P2V fails at Copy Hard Disk

I have been trying to get a P2V of a production system to use in our DR plan.  I have limited opportunity to do this, because I am not allowed to impact performance during production hours for this system, and the definition of production hours is fairly broad.  I have been trying for a couple of months to get this figured out.

We have our regularly scheduled maintenance once a month on the third Thursday of the month.  This is pretty awesome in that we are at liberty (most months) to take everything down from 6PM until 6AM.  I look at it as giving the company an evening off. 🙂

So, that being tonight, I had it in my mind that I was going to beat the OAS boxes.  (Oracle Application Servers, part of our new JD Edwards ERP system.)  They are an interesting setup, because they are using Apache, which as great as it may be, isn’t something I have much experience with.  They have a loopback adapter for use with the load balancing setup that they are in.  The load balancing is performed using our Cisco switches, which as great as they are, I don’t know very much about.  All in all, they are pretty complicated to troubleshoot in this case, because there are so many pieces that I am not completely familiar with. 

Such is life…

Anyway,  after a lot of hunting and a lot of posting in forums, I found an event that actually led to a solution. I probably should have found this before, and maybe I did, but didn’t pay enough attention… 

This is the exact symptoms that I had, and the errors in the event log were there, but the machine that I am trying to convert is a Windows 2003 Server, not Windows XP:

The P2V process fails at 40% when you try to run the P2V process by using Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 on a source computer that is running Windows XP

You use Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to run the Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) process on a source computer that is running Windows XP. However, the process fails at 40% complete, and the following error is logged in the event log on the computer that has System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 installed:

Type:		Warning
Date:		<Date>
Time:		<Time>
Event:		1706
Source:		Virtual Machine Manager
Category:	None
Computer:	<Computer Name>
Event Msg:	Job 7bfcd14a-884e-4a71-9984-3274622adeb7 (Physical-to-virtual conversion) failed to complete. 7bfcd14a-884e-4a71-9984-3274622adeb7 Physical-to-virtual conversion TaskFailed    

Additionally, you will find the following error logged in the event log on the source computer:

Type:		Error
Date:		<Date>
Time:		<Time>
Event:		15005
Source:		HTTP
Category:	None
Computer:	<Computer Name>
Event Msg:	Unable to bind to the underlying transport for 0.0.0.0:443. The IP Listen-Only list may contain a reference to an interface which may not exist on this machine.  The data field contains the error number.
Data:
 00 00 04 00 02 00 52 00 00 00 00 00 9D 3A 00 C0		 . . . . . . R . . . . . . . . À
 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00		 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 43 00 00 C0				 . . . . . . . . C . . À

The P2V process fails at 40% when you try to run the P2V process by using Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 on a source computer that is running Windows XP

1 Response to “P2V fails at Copy Hard Disk”


  1. Harold

    Man I am so glad I came across this, you may have help me solved my P2V issue. I am working on a FTP server that uses port 443 for one of the apps. Since the error message from VMM only mentions the VMM server and the Host, I didn’t think about the source. Thanks for the post! I will be trying this later!



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