When trying to protect virtual machines from a Hyper-V/SCVMM environment to a VMWare vSphere environment, you receive an error upon creating the VPG:
Virtual machines include disks that cannot be protected to a vSphere recovery site. To protect the VM's, the problematic disks must either be removed from the VMs or reconfigured to be a whole number of KBs. [Vm: <Virtual Machine Name> Volumes: <List of VHD(X) files affected>]
This issue is caused by the listed VHD(X) files having a size value in SCVMM where <size in bytes> / 1024 is not a whole number (i.e. 4294999552 / 1024 = 4194335.5). vSphere environments require VMDK file sizes to be a whole number of kilobytes, so this configuration is not supported.
To resolve this issue, it will be necessary to re-size the VHD(X) files so the size of the files equals a whole number when read as kilobytes. The easiest way to achieve this is as follows:
- In the Virtual Machine Manager console, power down the affected VM
- Open the properties of the affected VM, and navigate to 'Hardware Configuration'
- Find the disks mentioned in the error message
- Check off the option "Expand virtual hard disk (GB):" and ensure the value is at least 1 GB above the current 'Maximum size' of this disk
- Repeat for each disk mentioned in the error message. Once all affected disks have been changed, click 'OK' for the disk resize operation to take place
- Power on the VM
Once all affected VM's have been re-sized as needed, you should now be able to create a VPG containing these VM's