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Re: [Libguestfs] virt-v2v - Unable to authenticate to vCenter as DOMAIN\user



On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 02:03:50PM +1100, Ben Hooper wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I am encountering an issue with virt-v2v where I need to authenticate to the vCenter as DOMAIN\user.
> 
> I have tried the following with the resulting errors:
> 
> 1. 'virt-v2v -v -x -ic 'vpx://vcenter/Datacenter/cluster_name/esx_server?no_verify=1' vm_name -o local -of raw -os /tmp'
> 	- prompted for username password
> 	- entered 'DOMAIN\User' as username
> 	- successfully retrieves libvirt xml
> 	- errors with 'virt-v2v: error: vcenter: incorrect username or password.'
> 
> 2. virt-v2v -v -x -ic 'vpx://DOMAIN\user vcenter/Datacenter/cluster_name/esx_server?no_verify=1' vm_name -o local -of raw -os /tmp
> 	- errors immediately with virt-v2v: error: could not parse '-ic 
> 	vpx://DOMAIN\user vcenter/Datacenter/cluster_name/esx_server?no_verify=1'. 
>  	Original error message was: parse_uri: unable to parse URI
> 
> What is the correct syntax for entering the authenticating user as 'DOMAIN\user' for virt-v2v?

That's a very good question, and I have no idea at all :-(

> [root virt-v2v ~]# virt-v2v -v -x -ic 'vpx://DOMAIN\user vcenter/Datacenter/cluster_name/esx_server?no_verify=1' vm_name -o local -of raw -os /tmp
> virt-v2v: error: could not parse '-ic 
> vpx://DOMAIN\user vcenter/Datacenter/cluster_name/esx_server?no_verify=1'. 
>  Original error message was: parse_uri: unable to parse URI

How about trying this URL:

  -ic 'vpx://DOMAIN%5cuser vcenter/Datacenter/cluster_name/esx_server?no_verify=1'

Note that %5c is the URL escape for backslash.

Rich.

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