Automate and simplify physical to virtual machine conversions as well as conversions between virtual machine formats with VMware vCenter Converter. Use the intuitive wizard-driven interface of VMware vCenter Converter to convert your physical machines to virtual machines.
• Convert Microsoft Windows and Linux-based physical machines and third-party image formats to VMware virtual machines
• Complete multiple conversions simultaneously with a centralized management console
• Easy to use wizards to minimize the number of steps to conversion
VMware vCenter Converter can run on a wide variety of hardware and supports most commonly used versions of the Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. With this robust, enterprise class migration tool you can:
• Quickly and reliably convert local and remote physical machines into virtual machines without any disruption or downtime.
• Complete multiple conversions simultaneously with a centralized management console and an intuitive conversion wizard.
• Convert other virtual machine formats such as Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Virtual PC and Microsoft Virtual Server or backup images of physical machines such as Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery or Norton Ghost to VMware virtual machines.
* The VMware vCenter Converter Standalone release adds several new features including:
* Physical to virtual machine conversion support for Linux (RHEL, SUSE and Ubuntu) as source
* Physical to virtual machine conversion support for Windows Server 2008 as source
* Hot cloning improvements to clone any incremental changes to physical machine during the P2V conversion process
* Support for converting new third-party image formats including Parallels Desktop virtual machines, newer versions of Symantec, Acronis, and StorageCraft
* Workflow automation enhancements to include automatic source shutdown, automatic start-up of the destination virtual machine as well as shutting down one or more services at the source and starting up selected services at the destination
* Target disk selection and the ability to specify how the volumes are laid out in the new destination virtual machine
* Destination virtual machine configuration, including CPU, memory, and disk controller type