Use the intuitive wizard-driven interface of VMware Converter to convert your physical machines to virtual machines. VMware Converter quickly converts Microsoft Windows based physical machines and third party image formats to VMware virtual machines. It also converts virtual machines between VMware platforms.
Automate and simplify physical to virtual machine conversions as well as conversions between virtual machine formats with VMware Converter.
* Large scale server consolidation projects.
* Centralized management of multiple simultaneous conversions.
* Hot cloning (convert physical machines while they are still running)
* Cold cloning (using a BootCD)
* Multiple simultaneous conversions
* Local conversions
* Remote conversion
VMWare Converter BootCD ISO 3.0.1 build 44840
Because the source physical machine in a cold clone cannot be running its operating system—the definition of a “cold clone”—the operating system on which to run VMware Converter has to come from somewhere else.
This is the function of the Boot CD. Booting from the CD runs VMware Converter on its own copy of WinPE, which uses the physical machine’s memory for drivers and such during the cloning task. Rebooting the physical machine after the migration removes all traces