To manage disk space on the destination datastore, you can resize the disk volumes before you begin the conversion.

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 Select volumes to copy.
  2. In the Destination size column, select an option to specify the size of a destination volume.

    Option

    Description

    Maintain size

    Maintains the original source volume size.

    Note:

    If the volume is nearly full, Converter Standalone allocates a buffer amount and displays a volume amount greater than the source volume.

    Min size

    Copies only the used space of the source volume.

    Note:

    Converter Standalone allocates a buffer amount and displays a volume amount greater than the source volume.

    Type size in GB

    Allows you to type a custom size in GB for the destination volume. The value cannot be smaller than the used space on the source volume, but can be larger than the total size of the source volume. The maximum allowed volume size for the destination is 999999 GB.

    Type size in MB

    Allows you to type a custom size in MB for the destination volume. The value cannot be smaller than the used space on the source volume, but can be larger than the total size of the source volume. The maximum allowed volume size for the destination is 999999 GB.

  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.