Hi, I have about 100 servers to P2V of various size and hosting various services (file servers, SQL, Exchange etc - all Windows). I have been looking at VMware converter standalone and the vCentre plugin converter and I'm a little confused as to which one is best (http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/09Q1_VM_CONVERTER_DS_EN.pdf
The vCentre plugin version states it's best used for large projects, but then it doesn't appear to do "Hot cloning - P2V synchronization".
Can someone give me some idea on which versions are best to use for different scenarios please?
Also, how does hot cloning work? Does hot cloning a machine result in no downtime? If so, how is the swap from the physical to VM handled without losing any data?
Thanks for any advice!