Post P2V synchronization?

Post P2V synchronization?

Their is a greyed-out option in VMware Converter that I'm interpreting as a post P2V synchronisation capability.  I would assume the feature operates by synchronizing an available physical machine to a previously P2V'd machine that remains offline.

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It would be particularly useful in dealing with situations where their is a need to begin a P2V before its scheduled window of downtime, but the timing of the P2V process may be off due to bandwidth issues or what not.

I've attempted using the converter as both stand-alone on the target system and as a centrally deployed agent (checking to disable the agent removal after conversion) but the synchronization option remains greyed out.

Does this feature exist?
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Tony JohncockLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
Hi.

This is there for when you do a hot clone - i.e. the original physical machine is running when you perform the P2V.

It does a block-change check post-conversion of the physical machine and then sends these changes to the new virtual copy.

From the manual:

"...When converting Windows sources, you can set Converter Standalone to synchronize the destination virtual
machine with the source machine after hot cloning. Synchronization is performed by transferring from the
source to the destination the blocks that were changed during the initial cloning period. To avoid loss of data
on the destination virtual machine, Converter Standalone can shut down certain Windows services before the
synchronization. Based on your settings, Converter Standalone shuts down the selected Windows services so
that no critical changes occur on the source machine while destination is being synchronized..."

I believe you need to configure this option when you setup the conversion:

http://www.vspbreda.nl/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=97&Itemid=71

(11th and 12th images down)
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Thanks!
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