When you convert a powered on Linux machine, Converter Standalone creates a Helper virtual machine on the destination. The Helper virtual machine needs network access to the source machine to clone the source files. Default conversion settings enforce automatic acquisition of an IPv4 address, IPv6 address, and a DNS server for the Helper virtual machine, but you can set up this network connection manually.

Procedure

  1. On the Options page of the Conversion wizard, click Helper VM network.
  2. (Optional) To assign a static IPv4 address to the Helper virtual machine, on tab IPv4 select Use the following IP address and specify the IPv4 address, subnet mask, and default gateway.

    Make sure that the IP address you specify for the Helper virtual machine is not already in use on the network.

  3. (Optional) If you want the Helper virtual machine to use only IPv4 address, on tab IPv6 deselect the Use IPv6 check box.
  4. (Optional) To assign a static IPv6 address to the Helper virtual machine, on tab IPv6 select Use the following IPv6 address and specify the IPv6 address, subnet prefix length, and default gateway.

    Make sure that the IP address you specify for the Helper virtual machine is not already in use on the network.

  5. (Optional) If you want the Helper virtual machine to use only IPv6 address, on tab IPv4 deselect the Use IPv4 check box.
  6. (Optional) Select Use the following DNS server address and type the preferred DNS server address to configure the DNS server address manually.

    Optionally, you can type an alternative DNS server address as well.

  7. 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 uses the IP address and DNS server you specify to copy data from the source Linux machine to the Helper virtual machine during conversion.