VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Released

Posted: February 14, 2009 in VMware

This was just released a couple of days ago. Ive had a quick look through the release notes and I cant wait to give the P2V of a Linux machine ago.

Whats new I hear you ask………

  1. Physical to virtual machine conversion support for Linux (RHEL, SUSE and Ubuntu) as source
  2. Physical to virtual machine conversion support for Windows Server 2008 as source
  3. Hot cloning improvements to clone any incremental changes to physical machine during the P2V conversion process
  4. Support for converting new third-party image formats including Parallels Desktop virtual machines, newer versions of Symantec, Acronis, and StorageCraft
  5. 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
  6. Target disk selection and the ability to specify how the volumes are laid out in the new destination virtual machine
  7. Destination virtual machine configuration, including CPU, memory, and disk controller type

Here are the supported operating systems

  • Windows 2000 SP4
  • Windows XP Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows 2003 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows Vista (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (32 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1 (32 bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Ubuntu 5.x
  • Ubuntu 6.x
  • Ubuntu 7.x (32 bit and 64 bit)
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