The v2v ova conversion fails with the message:"invalid VMDK image descriptor"

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

The conversion of exported ova fails with message

[ 476.3] Creating an overlay to protect the source from being modified
qemu-img 'create' '-q' '-f' 'qcow2' '-b' '/home/test/VM/disk1.vmdk' '-o' 'compat=1.1,backing_fmt=vmdk' '/home/tmp/v2vovldab92e.qcow2'
qemu-img: /home/tmp/v2vovldab92e.qcow2: invalid VMDK image descriptor
virt-v2v: error: qemu-img command failed, see earlier errors
rm -rf '/home/tmp/ova.tiVEB0'

Environment

  • Red Hat Virtualization 4.x

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