To preserve the source disks on the destination virtual machine, you can copy all disks to the destination.

Disk-based cloning is not available for powered on source machines.

Prerequisites

On the Options page of the Conversion wizard, click Data to copy in the options list.

Procedure

  1. From the Data copy type drop-down menu, select Copy all disks and maintain layout.
  2. (Optional) If the destination datastore is low on disk space, click a virtual disk and select a different datastore from the Destination datastore drop-down menu.
    Note:

    You must have access to more than one datastore to move a disk to a different datastore.

  3. Save your settings.

    Option

    Description

    Select another option from the options list

    Saves your settings and displays the pane for the selected option.

    Click Next

    Saves your settings and displays the next page of the Conversion wizard.

    • The Customizations page is displayed if you select Customize guest preferences for the virtual machine in the Advanced options pane.

    • The Summary page is displayed if you do not select Customize guest preferences for the virtual machine in the Advanced options pane.

Results

Converter Standalone copies the disks to the selected datastores and preserves the source disk layout.