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October 5, 2009  2:22 PM

Removing old hardware after a P2V conversion



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, P2V, VMware

A recent VMware KB article reminded me of a best practice I have been preaching for years that involves cleaning up old server hardware on a virtual machine (VM) after doing physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversions. When you perform a P2V conversion you...

January 21, 2009  7:43 PM

Using vCenter Converter to create VMware ESXi virtual machines



Posted by: Rick Vanover
ESXi, P2V, Rick Vanover

Administrators considering VMware ESXi may wonder if vCenter Converter will workfor VMware ESXi conversions. The answer is yes, but there's a gotcha. Converting a physical machine into an ESXi virtual machine works best when you use the latest version of VMware Converter, version 3.0.3. While...


January 13, 2009  3:27 PM

P2V conversion success: Disable non-plug-and-play drivers



Posted by: Rick Vanover
P2V, Rick Vanover, VMware, VMware Converter

While performing a physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversion isn't a new trick, there are always additional enhancements that can be performed to ensure a clean transition to a VMware platform. Recently when performing a P2V conversion, one particular system was not behaving as expected after the...


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