Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

VMWare Converter Stand Alone, Virtual Appliance question

Posted on 2011-03-10
4
Medium Priority
?
868 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
The new converter 4.3 does not have the option to create a virtual appliance. Why did that go away?
0
Comment
Question by:MikeBroderick
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
larry urban earned 1000 total points
ID: 35098422
They (VMware) want you to now use the vSphere Client to create VAs.
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 35098444
I think you mean the ability to convert a virtual appliance maybe? Not sure. There is an OVF Tool you can use: http://www.vmware.com/appliances/getting-started/learn/ovf.html; or you can simply import the OVF to your host via the vSphere Client.

Regards,
~coolsport00
0
 

Author Comment

by:MikeBroderick
ID: 35098700
No. I accidentally downloaded an older version 4.0.1 of Converter Standalone. It has the ability to specify type Virtual Appliance for the destination. Version 4.3 doesnt have Virtial Appliance capability and I was wondering why.
0
 
LVL 40

Assisted Solution

by:coolsport00
coolsport00 earned 1000 total points
ID: 35098848
Ah, ok. I've not seen anything on here or VMware's site as to, 'officially', why they took that out. They do say in their release notes for 4.3 (see: http://www.vmware.com/support/converter/doc/conv_sa_43_rel_notes.html), that support for OVF is discontinued, but again, don't say why.

~coolsport00
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When converting a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or vCenter Converter Enterprise, if an adapter type is not selected during the initial customization the resulting virtual machine may contain an IDE d…
August and September have been big months for VMware—from VMworld last month to our new Course of the Month in VMware Professional - Data Center Virtualization. We reached out to Andrew Hancock, resident VMware vExpert, to have a more in-depth discu…
Teach the user how to configure vSphere Replication and how to protect and recover VMs Open vSphere Web Client: Verify vsphere Replication is enabled: Enable vSphere Replication for a virtual machine: Verify replicated VM is created: Recover replica…
Teach the user how to use configure the vCenter Server storage filters Open vSphere Web Client:  Navigate to vCenter Server Advanced Settings: Add the four vCenter Server storage filters: Review the advanced settings: Modify the values of the four v…

610 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question