mrmrmrmr11
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vCenter Converter for Linux PC to VMware Workstation

Hi,

I want to virtualize my Linux PC (installed Centos 6.5) and use with VMWare  Workstation 11.

So  I  installed vCenter Converter on the  same PC with VMWare Workstation.

Then I try to convert.

When I fill in the user , IP and pass parameters for source (Linux  PC) it connects ang retrieves information. Then it asks me for destination.

However, there is no "destination type" choice. It defaults to Infrastructure Virtual Machine server.

Since I don't have this software (ESX/ESXi or Infrastructure, vCenter-Server) I am stuck.

How can I get the "destination type" option for VMWare Workstation ?

Thanks.

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patanassov
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hello,

unfortunately you can't do that. Converter can P2V Linux machines to managed destination only.

As a workaround you might eventually try manual conversion. See this post for a general overview of what that means: Re: Conversion fails with the error:FAILED: An error occurred during the conversion:'root is not fou...

Regards,

Plamen

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mrmrmrmr11
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What is a P2V LKinux Machine ?

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mrmrmrmr11
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how can I manually convert ?

it there a guide ?

thx

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