If you need to complete a Physical to Virtual (P2V), Virtual to Virtual (V2V) conversion to a VMware product (VMware Workstation, Player or VMware vSphere (ESXi) ) for FREE, then there is some good news...
VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.0 was released on 14 May 2015, and this latest version has new support for the following:-
Support for virtual machine hardware version 11.
Compatibility with vSphere 6.0 and Workstation 11.
Support for additional guest operating systems: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Ubuntu 14, CentOS 6-7, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1.
Support of pure IPv6 environments.
File-level cloning for volumes with ReFS file system.
Support for XFS file system.
Support for predictable network interface names.
Also fixes numerous issues with crashing and conversion issues, when converting physical or virtual computers to VMware vSphere vCenter Server 6.0 and VMware Hypervisor ESXi 6.0.
Please note the following, as with all releases of VMware vCenter Converter Standalone, when a operating system vendor discontinues an Operating System, VMware also removes the support from VMware vCenter Converter Standalone. With the release of VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.0, Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) support has been removed, the last version that supported Microsoft Window
s XP Professional SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) was VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5.3