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VMware Virtual Machine Importer 2.0 RC

VMware has announced that Virtual Machine Importer 2.0 has entered “release candidate” stage. Updated binaries and documentation are available via the links below, and given some additional testing & certification, the product will be progressing towards an official release soon. They thank the users who have participated in the beta program thus far for their feedback and contributions.

Please note: The "Beta 3" version previously available for download via this site expired on August 31st, 2006, but they encourage you to download and try the latest release candidate.

Convert and Move Virtual Machines into the Latest VMware Products

VMware Virtual Machine Importer 2.0 is the latest utility for IT professionals and software developers & testers working with virtual machines. VMware Virtual Machine Importer is a freely available, stand-alone utility to import virtual machines from a variety of source formats into most VMware product environments.

VMware Virtual Machine Importer 2 allows you to:

  • Move virtual machines across test/development and production environments based on different virtualization products, or managed separately
  • Convert virtual machines for use across different VMware product formats
  • Create VMware virtual machines from third-party system images such as Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery (formerly known as LiveState) and Microsoft Virtual Server
  • Populate new virtual machine environments quickly from the large directory of virtual machine appliances.

VMware Virtual Machine Importer works in three simple steps:

  1. Specify the source virtual machine or system image to import
  2. Specify the destination format, virtual machine name, and location for the new virtual machine being created
  3. Virtual Machine Importer automates the virtual machine creation and conversion process

For additional details, please refer to the Beta Overview and the Release Notes. We also recommend that you visit the VMware Technology Network (VMTN) and experiment with the latest virtual appliances from the VMware community.

Published Wednesday, September 06, 2006 9:07 PM by David Marshall
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