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HOW TO:  P2V a Windows operating system computer to VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0)

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)
EE Fellow, MVE, Expert of the Year 2021,2017-11, Scribe 2016-2012, Author of the Year 2018-6,2013-2012 VMware vExpert Pro, vExpert 2022-2011
In this video, I will show you how to perform a Physical to Virtual conversion of a Windows computer to VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.2.0.1.

The operating system used in this demonstration is Windows XP Professional, but the same procedure can be used for any Windows operating system.

For more guidance and a step by step tutorial with screenshots, which supports this video, please see the following article which this video is based on HOW TO:  P2V a Windows XP computer to VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0)

Windows XP Professional can be P2Ved using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.2.0.1.

Other reference material which I recommend reading around the use of VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.2.0.1.

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.2.0.1

HOW TO: FAQ VMware P2V Troubleshooting

 HOW TO: Shrink or Reduce a VMware Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone v5.5.2

HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).

Video Steps

1. Download VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.2.0.1 from VMware.

Please see this article for download links

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.2.0.1

2. Install VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.2.0.1 on the physical computer to be converted (P2Ved).

Install the software, clicking next to continue, and click finish. Start the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.2.0.1 application.

3. The conversion.

Select Convert this machine, and follow the wizard, ensuring you specify the ESXi server IP address of FQDN.

4. The job.

Wait for the job to complete.

5. Power on the newly created virtual machine.

Check the virtual machine has been converted successfully.
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