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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

By : Hersey Cartwright
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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

By: Hersey Cartwright

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Converting physical servers with vCenter Converter Standalone

There are two methods for virtualizing workloads running on physical servers. The workloads can be migrated into the virtual environment by creating new virtual machines, loading a guest operating system, installing applications, and migrating the application data to the new virtual machines; or, physical servers can directly be converted to virtual machines using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone.

How to do it…

The following steps are required for using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone:

  1. Download VMware Converter from

    VMware Converter can be installed either as a local installation or as a client-server installation. More information on installing VMware Converter is available in the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone guide found at


    The local installation is used to convert the physical machine that the converter is installed...