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VMware Announces the Beta of Virtual Machine Importer 2.0

From the official announcement by VMware:

is proud to announce the Beta availability of Virtual Machine Importer 2.0, the latest desktop utility for IT professionals and software developers/testers working with virtual machines.  VMware Virtual Machine Importer (VMI) is a freely available, stand-alone utility to import virtual machines from different source formats into several VMware product destinations, and can be used to:

  • Move virtual machines across different test/dev and production environments
  • Convert virtual machines for use across different VMware product formats
  • Create VMware virtual machines from 3rd party formats like Symantec Livestate & Microsoft Virtual Server/PC
  • Reduce the time needed to populate new virtual machine environments
  • Transform physical images restored into virtual disks to be compatible with virtual hardware (P2V of Symantec Livestate & Ghost 9 images)
  • Overcome legacy operating system migration barriers

New Features

The newest version under development features the following functionality:

  • Updated support for the latest VMware product sources & destinations
    • Including beta versions of VMware Server 1.0, ESX Server 3.0, and VirtualCenter 2.0
  • Expanded ability to import pre-existing VMware virtual machines or system images stored in various 3rd party formats:
    • Including Symantec LiveState, and Microsoft Virtual PC/Server images
  • Added capabilities for transforming physical images restored into virtual disks to be compatible with virtual hardware
    • P2V of Symantec Livestate & Ghost 9 images
  • Simple to use graphical wizard interface


For additional details please go to the beta website.

Published Wednesday, March 08, 2006 11:28 PM by David Marshall
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