jobee1
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How do I virtualize physical servers?

Good afternoon, 

I recently upgraded to VMware 7.0 and now I need to virtualize a couple of physical servers. I was speaking with VMware support about a different issue and mentioned that I was going to virtualize a few servers using the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Client and the tech said they don't support using the Converter. What utility am I supposed to use to virtualize physical servers? 

Thanks,

Joe 

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scott28tt
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You got the correct information, Converter Standalone is the tool but technical support is no longer available for it.

https://www.vmware.com/products/converter.html

 

Download it, read about how to use it, try it, and post in the area below if you have any issues:

https://communities.vmware.com/t5/Converter-Standalone-Discussions/bd-p/2505


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niyijr
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Yes, @jobee1 vCenter Converter Standalone is the correct tool.

Check out this video walkthrough below for a guide on how to perform P2V conversions using the tool. The video shows how to do a P2V to Workstation. In your case, you just need to change the destination type to "VMware Infrastructure Virtual Machine" and enter the ESXi or vCenter credentials.

Good luck.

 

 

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jobee1
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Thanks everybody. The server is now running in my cluster. 

Thanks, 

Joe B 

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niyijr
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Great. You're welcome @jobee1
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