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Convert Windows Server Physical Machine to VM on Separate Network

This post is a step-by-step approach on HowTo convert a Physical Windows Server 2003, 2008 or 2008R2 machine to a Virtual Machine and import into ESXi. [box type=”info” style=”rounded” icon=”info”]This is more focused on a scenario where your physical machine(s) sits on a separate network from your ESXi environment and there is no connectivity between the two, so unable to p2v directly to ESXi[/box] [box type=”info” style=”rounded” icon=”info”]Please note that the actual server name on all the screenshots have been modified so its easier to follow rather than me painting across it since these are my LIVE systems :)[/box] Step 1: Install VMware Converter – Click button below to download the latest VMware Converter for Windows.