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  • 1.  How do I virtualize physical servers?

    Posted Jun 28, 2021 08:21 PM

    Good afternoon, 

    I recently upgraded to VMware 7.0 and now I need to virtualize a couple of physical servers. I was speaking with VMware support about a different issue and mentioned that I was going to virtualize a few servers using the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Client and the tech said they don't support using the Converter. What utility am I supposed to use to virtualize physical servers? 

    Thanks,

    Joe 



  • 2.  RE: How do I virtualize physical servers?

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Jun 28, 2021 09:05 PM

    You got the correct information, Converter Standalone is the tool but technical support is no longer available for it.

    https://www.vmware.com/products/converter.html

     

    Download it, read about how to use it, try it, and post in the area below if you have any issues:

    https://communities.vmware.com/t5/Converter-Standalone-Discussions/bd-p/2505



  • 3.  RE: How do I virtualize physical servers?

    Posted Jun 28, 2021 09:43 PM

    Yes,  vCenter Converter Standalone is the correct tool.

    Check out this video walkthrough below for a guide on how to perform P2V conversions using the tool. The video shows how to do a P2V to Workstation. In your case, you just need to change the destination type to "VMware Infrastructure Virtual Machine" and enter the ESXi or vCenter credentials.

    Good luck.

     

     



  • 4.  RE: How do I virtualize physical servers?

    Posted Jun 30, 2021 05:39 PM

    Thanks everybody. The server is now running in my cluster. 

    Thanks, 

    Joe B 



  • 5.  RE: How do I virtualize physical servers?

    Posted Jul 02, 2021 11:44 AM
    Great. You're welcome