How To Create A Virtual Copy Of A Computer With VMware Converter ?
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How To Create A Virtual Copy Of A Computer With VMware Converter ?

 
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A lot of people have already assessed the possibility of programs like VMware or Virtual PC. First and foremost, of course, they are useful to developers who can easily test their creations on different operating systems, different software environments, or even on the clean and freshly installed system. But mere mortals virtual machines can be useful.

As you are able to run an ancient program that refuses to be friends with the new Oses, or a unique program that exists for only one system, and - well, of course - not the one you have. And just out of curiosity to look for a new Linux distribution, or any extreme-alternative operating system, not wanting to take on extra commitments to cutting drive into sections, messing around with the loader, and resolve conflicts with your hardware.

If we take the VMware, we need to get a completely empty "disk", which still need to install the operating system. And if you need a specific configuration? If you have already set up a working computer, and you want to experiment with it? Or restore from backup the old configuration and meditate on the theme of "why is all covered with?

This product can be removed for further virtualization replica of a real machine. However, the converter as a source can also be used:

  • virtual machines like VMware, and Microsoft Virtual PC (unless as a guest uses Windows);
  • images of Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery;
  • images of Norton Ghost (since version 9).

Installing and running VMware converter 3.0, you'll see a blank window until the task list. Philosophy of problems rather reserved for a more powerful version of the Enterprize, if you suddenly want to virtualize all 157 machines on your local network, but in any case have to create a task.

Take the conversion of a real computer on which the converter is up and running, as the most general case. Note immediately that you need somewhere to place the virtual disk size, at least, to coincide with the occupied space on the system disk guinea machines. More - the better.

So, to create a task, click Import Machine. Run the "master", which gradually set of you all the necessary information. You choose the Physical computer, then This local machine, and further notes the wheels, which is necessary to remove the images and then connect to the virtual machine. If you do not have any special requirements, just select the system disk.

So, to create a task, click Import Machine. Run the "master", which gradually vytryaset of you all the necessary information. You choose the Physical computer, then This local machine, and further notes the wheels, which is necessary to remove the images and then connect to the virtual machine. If you do not have any special requirements, just select the system disk.

In the next steps it require to clarify the parameters of the machine and its disk (which is similar to configuring VMware Workstation) and click "Finish". In the main window, there will be your task. Boil some coffee, or convince the dog that it is a time for a walk, and run the task.

 

Pravin Ganore is an IT expert at ESDS Software Solution Pvt. Ltd.. He specially writes about hosting services that includes Turnkey Solutions, Data Center Services, Software Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and etc.

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