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VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0 Beta

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone provides an easy-to-use solution to automate the process of creating VMware virtual machines from physical machines (running Windows and Linux), other virtual machine formats, and third-party image formats. Through an intuitive wizard-driven interface and a centralized management console, Converter Standalone can quickly and reliably convert multiple local and remote physical machines without any disruptions or downtime.


  • Convert physical machines running Windows or Linux operating systems to VMware virtual machines quickly and without any disruption or downtime.
  • Convert third-party image or virtual machine formats such as Parallels Desktop, Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery, Norton Ghost, Acronis, StorageCraft, Microsoft Virtual Server or Virtual PC, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server virtual machines to VMware virtual machines.
  • Enable centralized management of remote conversions of multiple physical servers or virtual machines simultaneously.
  • Ensure conversion reliability through quiesced snapshots of the guest operating system on the source machine before data migration.
  • Enable non-disruptive conversions through hot cloning, with no source server downtime or reboot.

The VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0 beta includes the following new functionality:

  • Preserving the LVM configuration on the source machine during Linux conversions.
  • Enhanced synchronization including options for scheduling synchronization tasks and performing multiple synchronization tasks in a conversion job.
  • Optimized disk and partition alignment and cluster size change.
  • Conversion data is encrypted between the source and the server.

Join and download the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0 Beta

Published Wednesday, June 08, 2011 5:57 AM by David Marshall
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