Physical to virtual Conversion (P2V)
First of all you need to download and install the VMware Converter. There are so many features of it .VMware Converter is designed to do the following:
- convert local and remote physical servers with NO DOWNTIME
- convert many P2V conversions at the same time with a centralized console
- Convert third party VMs to VMware. For example- MS Virtual PC, MS Virtual Server, Backup Exec Live State, & Ghost.
- Clone and backup physical machines to virtual machines as part of a DR plan.
When VMware converter installed your vSphere is ready to migrate the Physical machines into Virtual.
Step 1 -Right click on vSphere Server & click on “Select import machine”
Step 2 -Fill the target’s info like: IP, Username, Password, OS type.
Step 3- Leave the default click yes.”It will install vCenter converter agent temporarily on remote source machine and automatically uninstall it after successful completion of migration.”
Step 4– It will start deploying agent on Source machine.
Step 5– Select a ESXi server to receive new VM, Select a shared datastore.
Step 6– Finish converting options then click next; we can increase volumes on target
Step 7 : – Now it will show you the configuration overview of the VM you are going to import.
Step 8: –Status show in Tasks & events panel, wait for 100% complete.
Finally you got your physical machine in Virtual Box. But don’t forget to remove the physical machine from the network to avoid name or IP Confliction.