How to restrict Vmware Converter from using SSL to speedup conversion process

A protocol called NFC is used by VMware Converter for the cloning process.

In VMware Converter 5.0 encryption was introduced to increase security for the data transfer but at the expense of performance.

To improve the performance of the converter we can disable this feature.

To do so we need to edit the converter-worker xml file. The default location of this file is

“C:\Users\All Users\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\converter-worker.xml”

Open this file and go to the locate the section which contains





Change the value of useSsl from true to false.

After this restart the vmware converter services from services.msc.

Relatively far down you will find the parameter for “nfc” – change the value in “useSsl” from “true” to “false”:


About Manish Jha

Hi All I am Manish Kumar Jha aka Alex Hunt. I am currently working in VMware Software India Pvt Ltd as Operations System Engineer (vCloud Air Operations). I have around 5 Years of IT experience and have exposure on VMware vSphere, vCloud Director, RHEL and modern data center technologies like Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus 1000v and NSX. If you find any post informational to you please press like and share it across social media and leave your comments if you want to discuss further on any post. Disclaimer: All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. I don’t make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this blog is strictly at your own risk. The Views and opinions published on this blog are my own and not the opinions of my employer or any of the vendors of the product discussed.
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