I'm honored to announce the general availability of "vCenter Converter 5.5" and it's corresponding SDK component!
It is compatible with the latest vSphere 5.5 platform. For additional details you can check the Converter 5.5 release notes:
From here you can download the latest vCenter Converter 5.5 bits:
From here you can download the Converter 5.5 SDK bits:
-- Antoan Arnaudov
(Product Manager, VMware)
Thank you for the news!
I already gave it a try, and it works. Well, been using it for years, so one would expect that. But this was on the very recently released Windows 8.1, which I realize isn't officially supported for conversions.
Admittedly, I had to do some minor workarounds, installing Converter 5.5 on an older ThinkPad T61p running Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit. I then created a job to convert that physical laptop into a new VM, running on my ESXi 5.5 host. Took only about ~20 minutes for the actual conversion job to complete, very impressive speed.
Folks on Windows 7 and Windows 8 shouldn't hesitate to dive in and give it a try, with quirks or the need for workarounds are less likely.
Here's the article I just published, with some screenshots and more details:
Firsthand experience VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5
I tried to download the vCenter Converter 5.5 with no success bacause the link is not reachable.
I need this tool in order to virtualize a Windows XP PC and I have no any other way for doing that. Could you please support me please? Many thanks.
Have a nice day and a good work.