Physical to virtual (P2V) conversion is the process of migrating a physical machine to virtual machine with VMware vCenter Converter. This allows you to keep the same state, data, applications and system configuration as your physical machine, while benefitting from the flexibility and scalability of a virtual environment.
vCenter Converter supports many source physical machines, including Windows and Linux desktop and server editions. It also supports conversion of third-party virtual machines like Hyper-V and KVM.
Difference between Linux P2V and Windows P2V:
|Linux P2V||Windows P2V|
|Linux p2v don’t have Synchronize change option.||Windows p2v have Synchronize change option to Perform final data synchronization.|
|Linux p2v have Helper VM network option to assign temporary IP to vm.||Windows p2v don’t have Helper VM network option.|
|Ports Required During Linux P2V – 22, 443, and 902||Ports Required During Windows P2V – TCP – 445, 443, 902, 139, 9089 UDP – 137, and 138|
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