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How to Install VMware vCenter Converter

Install VMware vCenter Converter

VMware vCenter Converter is a great tool developed by VMware to convert your physical servers into virtual seamlessly. So that you don’t need to perform manual migration of data from physical server to virtual. In this post we will see on how you can install vmware vcenter converter step by step.

When migrating from physical servers to virtual is a big project & requires lot of manual data migration so to avoid that situation you can easily use VMware vCenter Converter to convert directly your physical servers with data to the virtual server.

VMware vCenter Converter is the free tool & does not require any license so you don’t have to worry about any cost.

Key Features of VMware vCenter Converter:

  • vCenter Converter supports many source physical machines, including Windows and Linux desktop and server editions. It also supports conversion of third-party virtual machines like Hyper-V and KVM.
  • Hot cloning makes conversions non-disruptive, with no source server downtime or reboot.
  • Offers broad support for source physical machines, VMware and Microsoft virtual machine formats, and certain third-party disk image formats.
  • Centralized management console allows users to queue up and monitor multiple simultaneous remote, as well as local, conversions.
  • Multiple simultaneous conversions enable large-scale virtualization implementations.
  • Sector-based copying enhances cloning and conversion speed.
  • Quiescing and snapshotting of the guest operating system on the source machine before migrating the data ensures conversion reliability.

So let’s see how to Install VMware vCenter Converter :

Step 1:
Download the VMware vCenter Converter from VMware portal.
You will get the Windows Installer like below:

install vmware vcenter converter
install vmware vcenter converter

Step 2:
Run the Installer by double clicking it.
Click Next to continue.

install vmware vcenter converter
install vmware vcenter converter

Step 3:
Click Next agreement & continue.

install vmware vcenter converter
install vmware vcenter converter

Step 4:
Read & Accept the license agreement.
Click Next to continue.

install vmware vcenter converter
install vmware vcenter converter

Step 5:
Specify the Installation folder where you want to install.
Click Next to continue.

install vmware vcenter converter
install vmware vcenter converter

Step 6:
You have 2 options for installation Local & Client Server.
According to your requirement you can choose the installation.
Click Next to continue.

install vmware vcenter converter
install vmware vcenter converter

Step 7:
You can join VMware Customer Experience improvement program here.
Click Next to continue.

install vmware vcenter converter
install vmware vcenter converter

Step 8:
Click Install to start the installation.

install vmware vcenter converter
install vmware vcenter converter

Step 9:
Installation will take just few seconds to complete.
Once installation is completed you can click Finish to exit the wizard.

install vmware vcenter converter
install vmware vcenter converter

 

You can open the VMware vCenter Converter & you will get the below home screen from where you can perform the conversion.

install vmware vcenter converter
install vmware vcenter converter

That’s it, Using this way you can easily install the VMware vCenter Converter. Once installed you can start the conversion of your physical servers into virtual.

In the next post we will see on how to convert physical servers into virtual.

 

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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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