vCenter Converter enables you to automate and simplify physical to virtual machine conversions as well as conversions between virtual machine formats.

This procedure describes how to install vCenter Converter as an additional module (sometimes called a plug-in) on the same machine that hosts vCenter Server or on a remote machine.

Before you install vCenter Converter, download the software installer and install vCenter Server 4.0 on the local machine or on a machine that is reachable by the local machine.

1

In the software installer directory, double-click the autorun.exe file at C:\<vc-installer location>\.

2

Click vCenter Converter.

3

Choose a language for the installer and click OK.

4

When the Welcome screen appears, click Next.

5

Select I agree to the terms in the license agreement and click Next.

6

Accept the default installation location and click Next, or click Change to select a different location and click Next.

7

Select the installation mode.

Select Typical (Recommended) to install the most common components.

Select Custom to choose the components to install.

8

Enter the connection information for the vCenter Server system to which vCenter Converter will be an extension.

a

Enter the IP address. By default, the IP address is that of the local host.

b

Enter the port number that the vCenter Server system is configured to use for secure HTTP (HTTPS). By default, vCenter Server uses port 443.

c

Enter an administrative user name and password for the vCenter Server system.

9

Enter the port numbers that you want to use or accept the default port numbers and click Next.

10

Select the vCenter Server identity from the drop-down menu and click Next.

11

Click Install to begin the installation.

12

Click Finish to complete the installation.

vCenter Converter is installed.

Install the Converter client plug-in. See the vCenter Converter Administration Guide.