Thursday, October 05, 2006

VMWare Converter (beta)

I received an email this morning that mentioned the release of VMWare's Converter tool, which is still in beta. Clicking on the "Registry Now" button lets you register for the beta.

The Converter is a tool that allows you to convert between formats. From the web page:
  • Supports cloning a wide variety of Windows OS platforms including Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4 (SP4 +) and 64-bit Windows Support (Windows XP and Windows Server 2003).
  • Supports conversion of standalone VMware virtual machine disk formats (VMware Player, VMware Workstation, VMware GSX Server and VMware Server) across all VMware virtual machine platforms (including ESX 3.0 server and VC 2.0 managed servers as target host).
  • Supports conversion of 3rd party disk image formats such as Microsoft Virtual PC, Microsoft Virtual Server, Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery (formerly LiveState Recovery) and Norton Ghost9 (or higher) to VMware virtual machine disk format.
Pretty cool. Looks like additional functionality to what you get from LiveView. BTW, the latest CyberSpeak podcast has an interview of the author of LiveView.

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