VMware vCenter Converter to be Retired

Who uses vCenter Converter? Well I do.

So I have some bad news for you. It looks like the built-in converter plugin which was part of vCenter 4.x will be no more.

vCenter 4.1 Install

This is screen shot from the Beta

vCenter 5.0 Install

This I used for performing the import of VM’s into the my Virtual Infrastructure right from the vSphere client as in the screenshot below.

Converter Plugin

But this is all going away.

Release Notes

I will still use the Standalone version (5.0 is in Public Beta) but this feature will be missed (at least by me).