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task,295] Task failed: P2VError UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT(vim.fault.NotAuth

task,295] Task failed: P2VError UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT(vim.fault.NotAuth

task,295] Task failed: P2VError UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT(vim.fault.NotAuth

(OP)
Hello! Converting using Vmware converter 3.03 from VMware server with win2003X64 to new ESXI server. All other conversions have gone fine, but this one wont get past 78% before it gives me this error in the log:

task,295] Task failed: P2VError UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT(vim.fault.NotAuthenticated)

Can anyone help me with this?  

RE: task,295] Task failed: P2VError UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT(vim.fault.NotAuth

Check the VM COmmunities forum link below to see if any of the fixes listed there help:

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/70622

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RE: task,295] Task failed: P2VError UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT(vim.fault.NotAuth

(OP)
Nope, nothing here about this particular error! There are, however, error similar to this one. and no solution....

RE: task,295] Task failed: P2VError UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT(vim.fault.NotAuth

If the server you are trying to convert has multiple partitions, see if you can convert one at a time to see if you can figure out what is causing the issue.  Discount any system partitions the hardware may require

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RE: task,295] Task failed: P2VError UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT(vim.fault.NotAuth

(OP)
This machine has 3 virtual discs. would hate to try that, as it is my email server with exchange. Wouldnt it go bad, if I started to convert the machine without the database drive? can i add the drive later to that machine on the ESXi server?  

RE: task,295] Task failed: P2VError UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT(vim.fault.NotAuth

You'd only be testing so the VM you create could be discarded when you start the next test (the physical server would be unharmed).

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RE: task,295] Task failed: P2VError UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT(vim.fault.NotAuth

(OP)
In the end, it didnt even work with just 1 disc. I made a second mailserver and moved the mailboxes. Vmware converter really is not a very stable or informative program.  

RE: task,295] Task failed: P2VError UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT(vim.fault.NotAuth

How many VMs did you successfully convert with just this one failure?

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RE: task,295] Task failed: P2VError UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT(vim.fault.NotAuth

(OP)
2 out of 7 failed to convert. The biggest problem about that is not the fact that they failed, but the fact that the stupid converter doesnt explain/advise anything.

And 2 out of 7 is still too many failed. Did it again now on a completely different system, between 2 esxi servers. Moved from one ESXi to another; 1 out of 5 failed, no specific error. I dont consider that to be good enough.  

RE: task,295] Task failed: P2VError UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT(vim.fault.NotAuth

Tried a google search on;
task,295] Task failed: P2VError UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT

and was able to find a few other threads outside of the vmware communities.  You can give them a shot.

 

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