To convert virtual machines to vCenter Server machines with Converter Standalone, you must have certain vCenter Server permissions set at the data center level.

To start using Converter Standalone, you must set various minimum privileges at the data center level.

  • Datastore > Allocate space

  • Datastore > Browse datastore

  • Host > Local operations > Create virtual machine

  • Host > Local operations > Delete virtual machine

  • Host > Local operations > Reconfigure virtual machine

  • Network > Assign network (required only if you plan to connect the destination virtual machine to a network)

  • Resource > Assign virtual machine to resource pool

  • Virtual machine > Configuration

  • Virtual machine > Interaction > Power On (required only if you choose to power on the destination virtual machine after conversion)

  • Virtual machine > Inventory

  • Virtual machine > Provisioning > Allow disk access

  • Virtual machine > Provisioning > Allow read-only disk access

Converting Linux and powered on Windows machines might require additional vCenter Server privileges.

  • Virtual machine > Interaction > Configure CD media (required only if you need to boot a converted Linux virtual machine to install media after the conversion)

  • Virtual machine > Snapshot management > Create snapshot (required only if you want to synchronize changes between the source and destination Windows virtual machine)

  • Virtual machine > Snapshot management > Remove Snapshot (required only if you want to synchronize changes between the source and destination Windows virtual machine)

For more information about setting permissions, see vSphere Permissions and User Management Tasks.