VMware Converter 3.0.3

As I mentioned previously, I had the opportunity last week to use VMware Converter 3.0.3. It worked a charm on a slightly odd P2V. Odd in the sense that the customer ripped 2 hard disks out of a HP Blade BL20P and put them in a pizzabox server, booted it up, logged me in and said go fo it. As the release notes promised, you can now “convert individual volumes on a single physical disk from the source physical machine to separate and independent virtual disks across different datastores”. This would have made things a lot easier at quite a few sites where the physicals used mirrored disks with volumes that needed to go to different datastores. And it seems quicker too. The whole P2V only took less than 2 hours, including mucking about in device manager and testing connectivity.