I just converted a backup image from an SBS 2003 (made with SSR 2011) with SSR 2013 to an esxi 5 server.
The conversion went successful but the converted server does not show up in in the esx inventory... The VM does show in the datastore. I tried to add the server to the inventory but the key (right-click) is grayed out.
Any advise is welcome.
One workaround would be to create the VM and use the SRD to restore the system --> https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/p2v-migration-vmware-esxi-5x-using-system-recovery-2011
Does this match: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/vm-does-not-start-converted-vmdk-file-ssr-2013#comment-8457761
The conversion went successful but the converted server does not show up in in the esx inventory
SSR wont create the actual VM. We just create the virtual disks (VMDKs). You have to manually create the VM yourself using the VMDKs that we converted by SSR.
Hope this helps.
Sorry for the delay in answereing this thread..
Doing some construction at home and it prio ;)
Anyway, I tried booting the the VMDK after creating the VM. Server got stuck before mini Windows setup and then reboots. I only get th enew Win logo, not even the full interfact form SSR2013 (when migrating to new HW).
I did not investigate further tough.