Wednesday, November 27, 2013

p2v fails with "FAILED: A general system error occurred: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it" error

p2v source machine: redhat 6.x. the p2v fails all the time eventhough the prerequisites are all met.
what worked : The issue was that you need swap partition as well to back it up. Once included swap partition, we were able to p2v.
what didn't work: http://www.vmware.com/support/converter/doc/conv_sa_51_rel_notes.html
there is only 1 job running for that source machine.
the source physical machine is redhat 6.1
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1010056
informed that the ports 22, 443, 902, 903 should be open between the source physical machine, destination vcenter server and the converter.
tried telnet from converter to the linux machine and 443,902,903 were blocked,
on the linux machine the firewall is disabled.
tried telnet from vcenter server to converter but still the ports were blocked.
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH102416
informed the SEP uses the same port 443.