VCenter 4.1 Enterprise - Best practice for PtoV

Hi All,

Its been quite a while since i have performed a PtoV with VMware. We are running 4.1 Enterprise. Previously i used the cold clone tool but this was sometime ago. Is this still the best and (Safest) way to run a PtoV?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, it's still current and best practice.

Please see Expert Bestway's article for tips and hints.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you've been using version 3.0.3 of the tool, you may want to download version 4.0, but the process is the same.
you can easily PtoV a live running server - but it depends on what it is doing.


Aside from that, no problems normally.
MJB2011Author Commented:
Im logged in with my Vmware log on but ive no idea where to find the tool anymore... anyone know where to go?

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Login to VMware, select vCenter Server 4 Update 2 under Enterprise or Enterprise Plus, and download the

VMware vCenter Converter BootCD
A Zip file that includes the VMware vCenter Converter BootCD (for performing cold clone conversions of physical machines to virtual machines) and the peTool utility.


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