VMware vCenter Converter New Releases

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3 | 30 Aug 2010 | Build 292238

Release Notes - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3 User's Guide

What's New

The VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3 includes the following new functionality:

  • Support for VMware vSphere 4.1 as source and destination targets
  • Support for importing powered-off Microsoft Hyper-V R1 and Hyper-V R2 virtual machines
  • Public API and sample code for submitting and monitoring Converter jobs
  • Support for importing Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 sources
  • Ability to throttle the data transfer from source to destination based on network bandwidth or CPU
  • IPv6 support

Discontinued Support

  • Support of the following operating systems is discontinued:
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows NT
  • Support for OVF format is discontinued
  • Support for VCB image sources is discontinued
  • Linux installation support is discontinued

In addition there is a new SDK that was made available

vCenter Converter Standalone SDK

The VMware vCenter Converter SDK is a programmatic interface to manage the conversion operations. The API is exposed as a Web service running on vCenter Converter server systems. The SDK includes comprehensive documentations as well as Java and C# samples that demonstrate common use cases for programmatically managing VMware VCenter Converter. Support Information: vCenter Converter SDK is a forum supported only SDK.

The Converter Standalone SDK includes the Converter Standalone API and Java and C# samples that demonstrate features of Converter Standalone server. The Converter Standalone SDK enables developers to evolve their applications to support new server features while maintaining compatibility with older server versions.

I guess this will be one of many new releases this week. Stay tuned…