You can create a conversion job to convert a physical or virtual machine to a variety of destinations. You can convert powered on physical machines, VMware virtual machines, and Hyper-V Server virtual machines into VMware standalone virtual machines or virtual machines that vCenter Server manages.

The approach you take for creating the conversion job is determined by the type of source and the type of destination that you select.

Source type

A powered on physical or virtual machine, a vSphere virtual machine running on an ESXi host, or a standalone virtual machine.

Standalone virtual machines include VMware virtual machines, such as VMware Workstation machines.

For a complete list of supported source types and product versions, see Supported Source Types.

Destination type

ESXi host, ESXi host that vCenter Server manages, or a VMware standalone virtual machine.

For a complete list of supported destination types and product versions, see Supported Destination Types.