VCenter 4.1 Enterprise - Best practice for PtoV

Posted on 2011-10-25
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
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?

Question by:MJB2011
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    Expert Comment

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

    Please see Expert Bestway's article for tips and hints.
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    Expert Comment

    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    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.
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    Expert Comment

    you can easily PtoV a live running server - but it depends on what it is doing.


    Aside from that, no problems normally.

    Author Comment

    Im logged in with my Vmware log on but ive no idea where to find the tool anymore... anyone know where to go?

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    Accepted Solution

    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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