I tried to P2V a machine in our network for archive purposes. My boss got a new laptop and his old one is being donated to charity. We wanted to wipe the physical box, but he wasn't comfortable that all data was migrated. So the solution was to P2V for now.
When I tried to import the machine, the import fuction wasn't available. In reading the web, it looked like I needed to install the plugin. When I went to the plug in tab, the converter wasn't one of the options to install and I couldn't find out how to install the plugin.
So I downloaded the stand alone converter and converted the machine. It finished this morning. When I go into the VMWare Client, I see the new virtual machine but its status is unknown and it is grayed out. When I right click on the machine, all the options are grayed out.
Obviously, there is another step to do to make this new virtual machine available.
Can somone point me to the next step?!?!?