Sunday, April 28, 2013

VMware Converter Standalone 5.1 with support for GPT and UEFI

With the release of vSphere 5.1 Update 1, all components that has a dependency with vCenter would be updated.  That would include vCenter Heartbeat, Site Recovery Manager, vCenter Orchestrator, vSphere Storage Appliance, vCloud Director, vSphere Data Protection and not forgeting VMware Converter Standalone.

As we all know that VMware Converter Standalone is free comparing with other Converter products which are chargeable by per system/VM.  But the reason that most of us would go to other solutions because we have systems with GPT disks or UEFI firmware interface.

With the release of VMware Converter Standalone 5.1, it now has new features with the support of UEFI source machines as well as GPT support and many other which you can refer to the Release Notes.  Of course with the new release it will also support the latest OS like Windows 8 and Windows 2012 and file format EXT4.

Though this support came a little bit late, but at least now we are able to save a little bit of cost.

Vmware Converter Standalone Documentation is located here.
Download VMware Converter Standalone 5.1 binary from here.

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