To convert physical machines to a virtual machine, you need vCenter Converter Standalone. This product is available for free and you can easily install it from VMware Workstation 9 or any later versions. You should be aware of some limitations though, such as:
VMware Converter Standalone runs on Windows only, so you cannot use it to convert virtual machines that are running on Linux computers
VMware Converter Standalone in a VMware Workstation environment does not support remote conversions
To convert a virtual machine, you should install VMware Converter Standalone on that virtual machine, and apply the procedure described in the following section
To convert a physical machine that runs with Windows using VMware Converter Standalone, you first have to download and install the VMware Converter Standalone utility. You can download it for free at www.vmware.com.
Before starting a P2V...