VMware Conversion fails with The existing virtual machine cannot be deleted. Cannot continue with the conversion."

Problem

VMware Conversion fails immediately

Error Message

Completed status: Failed
Final error: 0xe000a444 - The existing virtual machine cannot be deleted. Cannot continue with the conversion.
Final error category: Resource Errors

For additional information regarding this error refer to link V-79-57344-42052
 

Cause

This can happen when the VM being restored already exists and the targeted VSphere server does not have the VStorage API license.

Solution

Install the VStorage API License, or target a licensed VSphere server.


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