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I want to convert a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter. According to the product page of VMware vCenter Converter I should be able to create a virtual machine for ESXi, however during the conversion wizard I can only choose various versions of Workstation, Fusion, Player and Server as target type, not ESXi?

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You should choose a destination type of "VMWare Infrastructure virtual machine" and point it to the address of your ESXi server or vCenter server. The result will be a powered-off VM on the ESXi host.

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  • The problem is I want to install ESXi on the system that is currently running the physical system. So I want to back it up as a VM first, then install ESXi. – stefan.at.wpf Sep 19 '12 at 14:59
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    You can export to one of the Workstation formats, then reconvert the VM/import it into ESXi with vCenter Converter. – ewwhite Sep 19 '12 at 15:02
  • Hmm thanks, seems to be the easiest way. Still complicated though ;-) – stefan.at.wpf Sep 19 '12 at 15:03

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