Performing a P2V on a Physical vCenter Server

By Jason Shiplett

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Migrating a vCenter Server instance from physical to virtual can be done in a couple of different ways:

  • Manually migrating vCenter Server and all of its dependencies (
  • A physical to virtual (P2V) migration of the vCenter Server machine itself

As the former process is much better documented than the latter, here is the process for performing a physical to virtual migration of a vCenter Server machine.


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