For vSphere destinations, you can select an ESXi host, a resource pool, or a cluster. You can also select a datastore and the virtual hardware version to be installed on the destination.

Prerequisites

On the Destination Virtual Machine page, name the destination virtual machine. If the destination is a vCenter Server, select the destination folder.

Procedure

  1. On the Destination Location page of the Conversion wizard, select a datacenter object from the inventory to accommodate the destination virtual machine.
    • Select an ESXi host.

    • Select a resource pool.

    • Select a cluster.

      On the selected cluster, if DRS is not running in the automated mode, you can select an ESXi host that belongs to the selected cluster from the Host drop-down menu.

  2. (Optional) From the Datastore drop-down menu, select the datastore to hold the destination virtual machine files.
  3. (Optional) From the Virtual machine version drop-down menu, select the virtual hardware version for the destination virtual machine.

    Option

    Description

    Version 7

    Select if the destination host is running ESXi 4.x or later.

    Version 8

    Select if the destination host is running ESXi 5.0 or later.

    Version 9

    Select if the destination host is running ESXi 5.1 or later.

    Version 10

    Select if the destination host is running ESXi 5.5 or later.

    Version 11

    Select if the destination host is running ESXi 6.0 or later.

    The Virtual machine version drop-down menu lists only the virtual hardware versions that are compatible with the destination location.

    Note:

    Converter Standalone 6.2 does not support Virtual Hardware versions above 11. For selected hardware versions above 11, features are limited to the features in version 11.

  4. Click Next to proceed to the Options page.

What to do next

On the Options page, you can set up the parameters of the conversion task. These settings include data layout, network settings, and guest operating system customization.