YousifQaddoura
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vCenter Convertor

Dear All,

I installed vCenter 5, but I am unable to find the convertor plugin, also it is not in the vCenter installation folder.

how can I add it to the plugins, so I can import and convert machines ?

thanks

regards

Yousif

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schepp
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Hi,

You need to install the vCenter Converter on the vCenter Server first. After that the plugin will show up in your vSphere Client.

Regards

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YousifQaddoura
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Hi,

I installed the converter on the vcenter server but it is not showing !

Thanks

REgards

Yousif

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schepp
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Is it listed in your vSphere Client under Plug-Ins -> manage Plug-Ins?

Is should be shown there with the possibility to click install.

Regards

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YousifQaddoura
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Hi,

I checked it , there is no,

kindly check the attached image.

regards 

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schepp
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The Converter shortcut on your Desktop looks like you installed the Standalone Converter. Might that be the case?

You could check what it says in the Windows control panel -> Programs and features.

If yes:

The converter Application you need to install on the vCenter Server can be found on the vCenter DVD iso.

Regards

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YousifQaddoura
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I downloaded vCenter from vmware website, and I did not find  the convertor ,

can I downloaded seperately ? from where ?

thanks

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schepp
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uargh, just saw they didn't include the vCenter converter in vSphere 5.

take a look at what Brian posted:

http://communities.vmware.com/people/vmroyale/blog/2011/09/13/vmware-vcenter-converter-plug-in-is-re...

So no more converter integration in vCenter, sorry for not seeing that earlier Smiley Wink

Regards

YousifQaddoura
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Hi,

So I have to convert manually then add it to vCenter

Thanks alot

REgards

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dconvery
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I have always advocated installing the stand-alone version of VMware Converter because it always seemed to have more features that what came with vCenter.

You CAN indeed do a P2V directly in to vCenter with the stand alone version. Just start the program and start a conversion, then follow the wizard. It will ask you what type of conversion then ask you for vCenter credentials.

Dave

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