With Converter Standalone you can perform conversions from BIOS and UEFI sources.

Converter Standalone preserves the firmware interface during the conversion. You cannot convert BIOS sources to UEFI destinations and the reverse.

For UEFI sources, the supported destination types are Workstation 10.0 and later, ESXi 5.5 and later, and vCenter Server 5.5 and later.

Table 1. Supported Sources Based on Operating System and Firmware Interface

Operating System

BIOS

64-Bit UEFI

Windows Vista SP2

Yes

Yes

Windows Server 2008 SP2

Yes

Yes

Windows 7

Yes

Yes

Windows Server 2008 R2

Yes

Yes

Windows 8

Yes

Yes

Windows Server 2012

Yes

Yes

Windows 8.1

Yes

Yes

Windows Server 2012 R2

Yes

Yes

Windows 10

Yes

Yes

Windows Server 2016

Yes

Yes

CentOS 6.x

Yes

Yes

CentOS 7.x

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.x

Yes

No

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x

Yes

No

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x

Yes

Yes

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.x

Yes

No

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.x

Yes

No

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Yes

Yes

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Yes

Yes

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Yes

Yes