You can provide a path to a folder where the vmware-sysinfo files are extracted and executed during a Linux migration.

If the Linux policy does not allow running code as a privileged user from the /tmp directory, you can configure Converter Standalone to place its temporary files in another directory during Linux conversions.


  1. Navigate to the %ProgramData%\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone directory.
  2. Open the converter-worker.xmlfile in a text editor.
  3. Locate and uncomment the <sysinfoTmpRoot> tag.
  4. Change the value of the <sysinfoTmpRoot> tag to a proper directory and save the change.
  5. Restart the worker service for the change to take effect.


This change affects all future Linux conversions until the value is restored and the service is restarted.