vSphere : Converter Windows 2000 and vApp Issues

vSphere : P2V Windows 2000 and vApp Issues

In order to perform a Windows 2000 P2V you will be unable to use the most recent version of the VMWare converter. The last version to support Windows 2000 is 4.0.1 build-161434.

A big caveat with this version is that it does not support vApp’s as defined on vCenter. If you try to import to vCenter the converter will crash, the following event will be logged in the event log:

The VMware vCenter Converter Server service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).

On loading the converter application again you will receive an error:

VMware vCenter Converter Server is installed but not running. When Converter Server is not running you will not be able to connect to local server.
Do you want to start it now? 

The workaround for this issue is to connect directly to the/an ESX host instead of the vCenter.

The physical machine must be able to connect to the ESX host on ports 443 and 903 in order for the conversion to work.