VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1 Beta

A beta version of the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1 Beta is made available to general public. There are quite a few good improvements made to this vCenter of the converter as it supports the convertsion of GPT, UEFI and EXT4 as a source system and also supports Windows 8 and Windows 2012 . The product is still in BETA version and to install Converter 5.1 Beta version one has to uninstall the previous version of the product and need to have an administrator right to install the product on Windows.

What’s New in VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1 Beta

  • Support for virtual machine hardware version 9
  • Guest operating system support for Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Guest operating system support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Support for virtual and physical machine sources with GUID Partition Table (GPT) disks
  • Support for virtual and physical machine sources with Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
  • Support for EXT4 file system

Before proceeding make sure to read the release notes to check the platform on which the product can be installed, supported source and check the conversion limitation from the users guide

The product is 170 MB with the build number 1023810 which can be downloaded from here

Source : VMware

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