VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3 released

VMware released at August 30 a new release of the standalone edition of  VMware vCenter Converter. This is the free edition of VMware Converter which can be used without vCenter Server. It offers more functionality than vCenter Converter Integrated which is a plugin for vCenter Server. The integrated version will be dis-continued by VMware.

What’s New

The VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3 includes the following new functionality:

  • Support for VMware vSphere 4.1 as source and destination targets
  • Support for importing powered-off Microsoft Hyper-V R1 and Hyper-V R2 virtual machines
  • Public API and sample code for submitting and monitoring Converter jobs
  • Support for importing Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 sources
  • Ability to throttle the data transfer from source to destination based on network bandwidth or CPU
  • IPv6 support

Discontinued Support

  • Support of the following operating systems is discontinued:
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows NT
  • Support for OVF format is discontinued
  • Support for VCB image sources is discontinued
  • Linux installation support is discontinued

Download and documentation here http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_vcenter_converter_standalone/4_0#product_downloads

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About Marcel van den Berg
I am a technical consultant with a strong focus on server virtualization, desktop virtualization, cloud computing and business continuity/disaster recovery.

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