Tag: P2V

ThrowBack Thursday! – Converting VMs from vSphere 4.1

ThrowBack Thursday! – Converting VMs from vSphere 4.1

So this isn’t EXACTLY a throwback post.. More of a recent time machine gig I had.  I was working with a customer to migrate VMs ... Read More

P2V Tips you already know but might have forgotten

P2V Tips you already know but might have forgotten

Haven’t P2V’d a server in a while?  That’s because your environment is likely 90% virtual and 100% of your new machines are built as Virtual ... Read More

Quest Discontinues vConverter.

Quest Discontinues vConverter.

This shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone since the whole P2V space is really now just a niche tactical market anyway. I would ... Read More

P2Ving MS-DOS Machines …

P2Ving MS-DOS Machines …

Today I got a chance to P2V some DOS machines for a client looking to virtualize some VERY old, seldom used, but important enough to ... Read More

Extending the BARTPE Fix-VMSCSI some more! – Reader Submission

Extending the BARTPE Fix-VMSCSI some more! – Reader Submission

More updates to extend the FIX-VMSCSI plug-in.  This new collection supports :    SmartArray P410i SCSI Windows XP/2000/2003  Download the latest package of files here. ... Read More

Separate Virtual Disks for each volume in Virtual Machines.

Separate Virtual Disks for each volume in Virtual Machines.

It’s a pretty solid best practice to create a separate virtual disk or VMDK/VHD for each volume in a virtual machine.  The alternative is to ... Read More

Testing Virtual Machines on Hyper-V

Testing Virtual Machines on Hyper-V

Recently I was asked how a client could convert a bunch of their ESX Virtual Machines to Hyper-V Virtual Machines for bake-off purposes.  Here’s a ... Read More

Dusting off PlateSpin’s PowerConvert aka Migrate

Dusting off PlateSpin’s PowerConvert aka Migrate

I recently had the opportunity to dust off and use PlateSpin’s PowerConvert from my P2V bag of tricks.  Since VMware released it’s new VMware Convertor ... Read More

Vizioncore vRangerPro – 3.2.8.1 release

Vizioncore vRangerPro – 3.2.8.1 release

For those of you running vRangerPro <Excellent VMware Backup utility by Vizioncore>, they just released a new version 3.2.8.1 along with the VCB plug-in that ... Read More

P2Ving an XP Desktop? Turn off Simple File Sharing

P2Ving an XP Desktop? Turn off Simple File Sharing

I was recently P2Ving a fresh installation of a desktop computer running XP Professional when I encountered this VMware converter error : Here's How to ... Read More