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VMware vCenter Converter Standalone User's Guide
vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0

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VMware vCenter Converter Standalone User's Guide

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About This Book 5

1 Introduction to VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 7

Migration with Converter Standalone 7 Converter Standalone Components 8 Cloning and System Configuration of Physical Machines 8 Types of Data Cloning Operations 13 Using Converter Standalone with Virtual Machine Sources and System Images 16 System Settings Affected by Conversion 16 Changes toVirtual Hardware 17

2 System Requirements 19

Supported Operating Systems 19 Installation Space Requirements 20 Screen Resolution Requirements 21 Supported Source Types 21 Supported Destination Types 23 Restoring VCB Images in Converter Standalone 24 Configuring Permissions for vCenter Users 25 Support for IPv6 in Converter Standalone 25 TCP/IP and UDP Port Requirements for Conversion 26Requirements for Remote Hot Cloning of Windows Operating Systems 27

3 Installing and Uninstalling Converter Standalone 31
Perform a Local Installation on Windows 31 Perform a Client-Server Installation in Windows 32 Perform a Command-Line Installation in Windows 34 Command-Line Options for Windows Installation 34 Modify Converter Standalone in Windows 35 Repair Converter Standalone in Windows 36Uninstall Converter Standalone in Windows 37 Connect to a Remote Converter Standalone Server 37

4 Convert a Physical or Virtual Machine 39

Start the Wizard for a Conversion 40 Select a Source Machine to Convert 40 Select a Destination for the New Virtual Machine 46 Configure the Hardware of the Destination Virtual Machine 49 Configure the Software on the Destination Virtual Machine 61Configure the Conversion Job 66 Review the Summary and Submit the Conversion Job 71

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5 Configure Virtual Machines 73

Save Sysprep Files 73 Start the Configuration Wizard 74 Select a Source Machine to Configure 74 Select the Options to Configure 77 Review and Submit the Configuration Job


6 Manage Conversion andConfiguration Jobs and Tasks 83
Manage Jobs in the Job List 83 Manage Tasks in the Task List 87 Verify Jobs and Tasks Progress and the Log Files 89

Index 91


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About This Book

The VMware vCenter Converter Standalone User's Guide provides information about installing and using ® VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0.

Intended Audience
This book is intended for users whowant to perform the following tasks:
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Install, upgrade, or use Converter Standalone Nonintrusively copy and transform physical machines into VMware virtual machines that VMware vCenter manages

The material in this book is written for information systems engineers, software developers, QA engineers, trainers, salespeople who run demonstrations, and anyone who wants to create virtual...
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