I am trying to convert a Microsoft Hyper-V VHDX file residing inside a NetApp LUN to a VMWare vSphere VMDK file which should reside inside the same lun. I am connected directly to the SVM which owns the respective volumes/luns.
ONTAP Toolkit Version is 188.8.131.52 and ONTAP Version is 9.4 GA.
Regarding the official POSH Toolkit Help it should be possible to convert VHDX files directly inside a LUN:
"The source and destination files must reside inside of a Data ONTAP volume (accessed using a path starting with /vol/<volname>), a Data ONTAP attached LUN, or a Data ONTAP CIFS share (accessed using a mapped network drive or a UNC path starting with \\hostname\<share>). The source and destination files must reside on the same controller and volume."
I am using the following commands and get the error messages "Failed to get file info" or "SCSI command failed: Illegal request, ASC = 21, ASCQ = 0" depending which path I choose:
Is your LUN a CSV volume for you Hyper-V cluster? If so have you tried flex cloning the volume\lun and mounting it to a single host (just for testing). Also what OS are you running the CmdLet from? Have you tried the same command from different (older) operating systems? Reason i mention it is because i've encountered the error "SCSI command failed: Illegal request, ASC = 21, ASCQ = 0" before. It is a SCSI error and the cmdlet "ConvertTo-NcVmdk" doesn't invoke any NetApp ZAPI's from the NMSK. I've read through the CmdLet source code and it's using win32 and SCSI methods. I suspect that over time as Microsoft have updated their operating systems and API's that this cmdlet stopped working due to changes at an Windows OS layer.
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