ESXi Online Converter CLI P2V without vCenter using Managedspec and PRODUCT_MANAGED

Basic instructions on how to P2V a live Windows 2008 R2 64bit server with the VMWare 5.0 Converter CLI. Seems to work without the need for a vCenter.

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\converter-cli -s p2v.xml

where p2v.xml contains:




<p2v version="2.1" xmlns="http://www.vmware.com/v2/sysimage/p2v" xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" schemalocation="http://www.vmware.com/v2/sysimage/p2v p2v.xsd" uninstallagentonsuccess="0">
<source>
<livespec>
<creds host="" password="" username="">
</creds></livespec>

<dest>
<managedspec vmname="bak_dc02">
<!-- username and password may be omitted, in which case you will be interactively prompted for credentials -->
<creds host="192.168.10.10" username="root" password="Password">
</creds></managedspec>
</dest>
<importparams targetproductversion="PRODUCT_MANAGED" clonepagefile="false">
</importparams>
<postprocessingparams>
<reconfigparams>
</reconfigparams></postprocessingparams>
</p2v>