After using hosts with VMware Esxi 4.0 (free edition) installed on and some VMs running on it by two years … I have definitively bought a new server with VMware Esxi 5.0 Essential plus and vCenter 5.0 licenses.
I have installed vCenter, Update manager and Converter standalone (client mode) on windows 2008 server. After that I have ran the Converter by console in client mode and plan the relocation of the non-critical VM Linux with 50GB of disk size.
The estimate time was up than 3 hours (hosts, the old and the new one are on the same GB Switch) but different data store (their own RAID SCSI disk). Looking on internet I found how to disable SSL encryption between hosts communication, but the relocation time was always the same, up than 3 hours.
Is this the right way to move the VMs between separated hosts, how long it will take to convert VM Windows file server with 400GB of disk size???