vmware stanalone convertor

Vmware experts, I have a question on esxi ver for vmware Stallone convertor.
I have a esxi ver5.1 essential , Can I do P2V on this?, that is, the target is  esxi essential.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, you can use VMware vCenter Converter Standalone. Use the latest 5.5.

Please be aware, that P2V-ing is often an "art", and it's not just point and click, P2V and Conversion is on of the TOP Troubleshooting issues on EE here in the VMware Zone!

Best Practice and Recommended, install the software e.g. VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5 on the actual computer to be P2Ved or V2Ved!

see my EE Article, Step by Step Tutorial Instructions with Screenshots

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5

HOW TO:  Synchronize changes when completing a P2V or V2V with VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1

HOW TO: Improve the transfer rate of a Physical to Virtual (P2V), Virtual to Virtual Conversion (V2V) using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0
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