I found Vconverter 5.1 is no longer supporting a P2V conversion of Windows 2000 Server ! So I figure out a way to convert it, some of you might have other idea, but this is how I did it.
I convert it 2 times and I use 2 VM.
I convert from Vmware Converter 4.0.1 to Vmware Workstation Image
VMware workstation image to Vmware Converter 5.0 / VSphere 5.1
In more details
Before Converting :
The latest version I found it’s VMware Converter version 4.0.1 support Windows 2000 Server.
To Download : Log with your vmware account.
Install the Sysprep Tools for Windows 2000 into Vmware Converter :
Download : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb742540.aspx ( The download link it’s before the system requirements)
Extract the Sysprep into the following folder (VConverter VM).
2003 : Path : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\sysprep\2k
2008 : C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\sysprep\2k
On the Windows 2000 Server you need to have SP4 installed and Update Rollup 1
Sp4 : http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=4127
Update Roll Up 1 : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18997
When you are converting from Physical to Virtual, Keep notes of all your Network Configuration.
Stop and Disable all “major” services / apps temporary (Antivirus, SQL Server, Exchange, ….)
You might need to install the Vmware agent manually on the Windows 2000.
Copy the converter from C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\vmware-converter-agent.exe
Install it on the Windows 2000.
When all is install.
Start Vmware Converter :
Convert from your Windows 2000 to a Vmware Workstation image (UNC path).
The Step 3 is the more important :
Keep the number of CPU AS IS
Ensure the Disk Controller is BusLogic SCSI
Do not install Vmware tools
Don’t power off the source
If the conversion failed at 97% with Error Code : FAILED: A general system error occurred: InternalError (Don’t panic now)
Just click on Configure Virtual Machine with VMware converter. This should complete successfully.
The last step is the “easy” one.
Now Open Up Converter 5.0 Converter , convert from your Vmware Workstation image and push it to VSphere 5.1.
After this done.
Configure Vmware Tools
Configure your Networking
Re-enable all “major” services
Cleanup unnecessary software and devices
Backup your VM!