By default, Converter Standalone optimizes the disk partitions alignment. Optimizing the partition alignment improves the performance of the destination virtual machine.

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. Select the Create optimized partition layout check box.
  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.

Results

Creating an optimized partition layout aligns the partitions on a 1MB boundary for Windows sources and on a 64KB boundary for Linux sources.