VM Converter standalone

VM Converter standalone

I wonder if I can convert a physical machine to a virtual by running locally a VM standalone converter ?
Then copy the coverted VM file to a network share then import it to a Virtual center?

Thanks
jskfanAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes you should be able to do this with the Standalone version.

Product Brieifing states

Create virtual machine clones of physical or virtual machines
and archive them to a file server at an alternative site for disaster
recovery. In the event of a disaster, the cloned virtual machines can
be deployed on VMware Server or VMware virtual infrastructure to
provide end users with access to their files or applications.

https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/09Q1_VM_CONVERTER_DS_EN.pdf
IanThCommented:
yes you can just copy the vmdk into the datastore

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afthabCommented:
See the below links

http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-9597

http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/vmware-esx-articles/p2v-v2v/performing-p2v-conversion-vmware-esx-server-converter-enterprise.html
(Also many videos are available on you tube)

Once you converted, you can able to access through vcenter ...

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jskfanAuthor Commented:
if I understand,  With the Converter Standalone:

we can convert the local physical machine or the remote physical machine, these are both considered as  source machines in the conversion.
Then the Destination has to be the Virtual center.  

Correct?



Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Not quite.

You can convert local or remote phyiscal machines to Virtual Center, ESX Servers for a Network Share. (as stated above for achive purposes).
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
typo, or a network file share.
jskfanAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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