Novell PlateSpin Portability Suite 8.1.3 and higher.
This article provides instructions to overcome a discovery issue caused due to the presence of USB Disk or Virtual CD
- Output file "\\<ServerName>\ADMIN$\<ServerName>***.xml" from MachineDiscovery.exe could not be found.
This error could be caused due to the presence of an external USB Flash drive or a Virtual CD Drive without a drive letter.
Run machinediscovery.exe /debug on the source server in question (location c:\windows) and verify the contents of its output file. If the output file contains the following error then make sure to verify the two steps to overcome this issue.
- Error: Machine Discovery Debug: Error 21 getting storage descriptor
1. Remove an USB disk or Flash Drive that is currently not required for the migration and reboot the source server once.
2. Remove the virtual CDROM drive that does not have a drive letter properly assigned or not required for this migration.