I know many customers have been asking about the future of vCenter Converter, especially after it was removed back in February for not meeting VMware’s high software standards for security and stability. At the end of the blog post, it was hinted that a "renewed" version was being worked, however no additional details were provided.
While recovering and catching up from VMware Explore US, I received a surprised email from the vCenter Converter team that they were about to launch a beta for the new version of vCenter Converter! They asked if I could share this awesome news with the community, especially for those interested in participating and looking to influence the future production direction.
UPDATE (10/11/22) - VMware Converter 6.3 has officially GA'ed and is now generally available.
The initial scope of this first re-release of vCenter Converter is to bring feature parity with the last supported version of vCenter Converter, which was the 6.2 release.
- vCenter Server and ESXi Supported Versions:
- vSphere 7.0, 6.7 & 6.5
- Other Hypervisor Supported Versions:
- VMware Workstation 16.x
- VMware Fusion 12.x
- Microsoft Hyper-V 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012+R2, 11 & 10
- Source VM Supported OSes:
- Microsoft Windows 10 & 8.1
- Microsoft Windows 2022, 2019, 2012+R2
- Ubuntu 16.04 & 14.04
- Redhat Linux 7.x & 6.x
- CentOS 7.x & 6.x
- Latest Supported Virtual Hardware Compatibility:
- Version 11
Upon completing the customer beta and releasing a new modern version of vCenter Converter, the product team will then be focusing their attention on adding new and exciting features that will help customers easily convert and migrate their workloads from a number of different platforms. This is also where the product team would value your direct feedback as part of the beta program to help prioritize any features requests you may have.
Sign Up for vCenter Converter Beta
- Register for the vCenter Converter Beta using this sign-up form
- Join vCenter Convert Beta Community (must be registered in the beta)