This article discusses a known issue when performing a V2V conversion from VMware GSX/ESX Server to a Microsoft Virtual Server target or vice-versa.
Applies to: PowerConvert 5.0 and higher
When performing a Virtual to Virtual conversion using a Virtual Machine from a VMware GSX or ESX Server as the source machine to a Microsoft Virtual Server as the target virtual server, the conversion job fails during the "Configuring Operating System" step with the following error:
Failed to restore Virtual Machine settings
This error will appear if the source Virtual Machine has VMware Tools/VM Additions installed.
As a best practice policy, PlateSpin recommends that VMware Tools/VM Additions be uninstalled from the source Virtual Machine before proceeding with a V2V conversion to a Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 host.
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