Unable to convert Windows 8 or Windows 2012 virtual machines using the virt-v2v utility

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  • Converting a Windows 2012 virtual machine using virt-v2v is failing with following error message:
# virt-v2v -i libvirtxml -o rhev -osd xx.xx.xx.xx:/exportDomain --network rhevm example.xml
81b8dac3-258c-479b-b5ea-1ec49391f77d:  70% [============*===================================================================================================================                                                      ]0m09s Left
81b8dac3-258c-479b-b5ea-1ec49391f77d: 100% [======================================================================================================================================================================================]D 0h04m36s
hivex: /tmp/libguestfsxMbnF5/2-software: trailing garbage at end of file (at 0x36bb000, after 13069 pages)
inspect_os: hivex_open: Operation not supported at /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/Sys/VirtConvert/GuestfsHandle.pm line 198.
 at /usr/bin/virt-v2v line 672


  • virt-v2v on RHEL 6.x
  • virt-v2v on RHEL 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
  • Windows 8, or Window 8.1, Windows 2012 guest operating systems

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