Is it possible to convert physical environments to virtual machines

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Is it possible to convert physical environments to virtual machines?

How to solve :

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Method 1

VMware vCenter Converter

This is the system I use when I go from physical to virtual systems.

Automate and simplify physical to virtual machine conversions as well as conversions between virtual machine formats with VMware vCenter Converter. Use the intuitive wizard-driven interface of VMware vCenter Converter to transform your physical machines to virtual machines.

  • Convert Microsoft Windows and Linux-based physical machines and third-party image formats to VMware virtual machines.
  • Complete multiple conversions simultaneously with a centralized management console.
  • Minimize the number of steps to conversion with easy-to-use wizards.

Method 2

disk2vhd from System Internals may be what you are looking for.

Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs).

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Method 3

It depends on the system.

For Hyper-V try P2V.

For VMware, try the above.

iomega even has a neat product in this niche: Vclone

Method 4

Another solution is Paragon Backup & Restore (free) and Acronis.

Both have VM creation, but the MS System Internals all work quite well, and 2 of the 3 are free!

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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