VMware vCenter Converter Standalone- All

Title:Physical to Virtual Converter- How To. Prerequisite: Install VMware Vcenter Converter

I. Scope: This posting is to show to convert physical or standalone virtual instance(VMware for Workstation) for any Windows OS System  Migrated to Vcenter or ESXI Host.

II. Convert Physical or Virtual Instance to ESXI Host or Vcenter environment destination.

1. Open and Launch VMware vCenter Converter Standalone.
*Make sure you open  VMware vCenter converter “run as administrator” due to some system have UAC on.

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2. Click on Convert Machine on the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone-

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3. Select Source System- Default. and Click Next.

This Local Machine.

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4. Destination System -Select Drop Down – VMware Infrastructure virtual Machine

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5. VMware infrastructure Server Details- Input the server, user name and password and Click Next.
*for this demonstration we will be migrating to ESXI Host System, FQDN or IP reference. It would be same for vCenter environment.

I.E VMware Infrastructure Server Detail Information- Example, IP address of ESXI host destination. ESXI Host references- 

 

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6. Click Ignore on Converter Security Warning-

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7.   Destination Virtual Machine- Select The destination Vm name and folder.-Select Default and Click Next.

*Typical take the default when migrating to ESXI Host-

 

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8. Destination location: Select the location for the new virtual machine. Keep Default and Click Next.

For example- Select Datastore location: and virtual machine version(10)- Please note it will auto locate default settings.

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9. P2V Parameters for Conversion Task- Keep Default and Click Next.

 

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10. Summary of Converter Task. Click Finish To Submit Job.

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11. VMware vCenter Conversion Status illustrate Percentage of Job Status-  I.E show Converter Job Status is at 1%

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12. References:

A. VMware vCenter Standalone Converter
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/evalcenter?p=converter&rct=j&q&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CB8QFjAAahUKEwjI3bPw8fnGAhVPlogKHbc2Cj8&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vmware.com%2Fgo%2Fgetconverter&ei=G2W1VYjkNs-sogS37aj4Aw&usg=AFQjCNHPFlNyDkJfz1pN3HgSkhJLrYWFMw&sig2=73ZsqwlH-8dylIlGDWWMjQ

B. VMware vCenter Standalone Converter Documentation
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/converter_pubs.html

 


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