With Converter Standalone, you can convert remote powered on machines, powered off VMware virtual machines and Hyper-V Server virtual machines.

Table 1. Supported Sources

Source Type

Sources

Powered on machines

  • Remote Windows physical machines

  • Remote Linux physical machines

  • Local Windows physical machines

  • Powered on VMware virtual machines

  • Powered on Hyper-V Server virtual machines

  • Powered on virtual machines running under Red Hat KVM or RHEL XEN

    Note:

    Converter Standalone does not support paravirtualized kernels.

VMware vCenter virtual machines

For information about the interoperability between powered off VMware vCenter virtual machines and vCenter Converter Standalone, see VMware Product Interoperability Matrices.

Note:

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

VMware virtual machines

For information about the interoperability between vCenter Converter Standalone and powered off hosted VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion virtual machines, see VMware Product Interoperability Matrices.

Hyper-V Server virtual machines

For Hyper-V Server versions distributed with Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, powered off virtual machines with the following guest operating systems:

  • Windows Vista SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit) (except Home editions)

  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit) (except Home editions)

  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) (except Home editions)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) (except Home editions)

  • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)

  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit) (except Home editions)

  • Windows Server 2016 (64-bit)

For other Hyper-V Server sources, perform the procedure for powered on source machines.