curiousagain
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Converting Phisical Server to VM

Hi,

Is it possible to convert phisical server to a Virtual machine (VM not host)? do I need to create an ISO file from it? or other type of image?

is it possible to do it with the free ESXi version?

thanks.

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Penic_Albin
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You can do it with VMware converter.

Check links

VMware vCenter Converter

Move Physical Machines to VMs with VMware Converter

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azn2kew
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There are several solutions available in the market and two best solution is VMware vConverter which comes with enterprise license or free with standalone download. You can also use Platespin product for this purpose and I've done 500+ P2V projects just using VMware vConverter itself and runs great and with version 4.0 it has more features and flexible during conversion.

1. VMware

2. Platespin

3. Acronis

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Regards,

Stefan Nguyen

VMware vExpert 2009

iGeek Systems Inc.

VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Consultant

If you found this information useful, please consider awarding points for "Correct" or "Helpful". Thanks!!! Regards, Stefan Nguyen VMware vExpert 2009 iGeek Systems Inc. VMware vExpert, VCP 3 & 4, VSP, VTSP, CCA, CCEA, CCNA, MCSA, EMCSE, EMCISA
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VladN
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Read this before you start...

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