Job fails at "Creating Virtual Machine on ESX Server"

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  • 01-Jun-2007
  • 01-Aug-2017


PlateSpin Migrate 9.x and above


When performing an image conversion to a VMware ESX Server/VMware Infrastructure 3 server, the job fails at the "Creating Virtual machine on ESX Server" step:


This error will occur if the target virtual machine .vmx file (specified in the Job Configuration) already exists on the VMware ESX Server/VMware Infrastructure 3 server (i.e. a file with the same name already exists).


To resolve the issue, users can do one of the following:

  1. Rename or move the existing .vmx file to a different location and re-run the conversion  OR
  2. Re-run the conversion specifying a different name for the .vmx file or different path location

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