VMware P2V Assistant 2.1
Using the Cloned Disk in a Virtual Machine
To function in a virtual machine, the virtual disk must be in a format that corresponds to the type of virtual machine you are going to use.
To function as the bootable system disk in a virtual machine, the virtual disk must also:
To use a cloned disk, a virtual machine requires you to:
Note: You must match the virtual disk format to the virtual machine (that is, .vmdk disks for GSX Server, VMware Server, or VMware Workstation virtual machines and .dsk disks for VMware ESX Server virtual machines).
About the New Virtual Machine
The virtual machine (target computer) that you create from a source computer contains an exact copy of the disk state from the source computer, with the exception of some hardware-dependent drivers.
Settings from the source computer that remain identical include:
Since the target computer and the source computer have the same identities (name, SID, and so on), running both on the same network can result in conflicts. If you are migrating a source computer into a target computer as part of server consolidation, and are planning to retire or redeploy the source computer, be aware of this issue and do not run both the source computer and target computer with the cloned disk on the same network at the same time.
If you are using the P2V process as a way to migrate virtual machines, you can resolve the duplicate ID problem by using additional tools, such as the Windows 2000 System Preparation Tool (sysprep). For example, if you are using the P2V Assistant to test the viability of running a physical machine as a virtual machine without first decommissioning the original machine, you need to resolve the duplicate ID problem.