Among the major benefits of using virtualization is how easy it is to migrate machines. In VMware Workstation, you can use both physical to virtual (P2V) migration, as well as virtual to virtual, which allows you to import virtual machines that have been created somewhere else. In this chapter you will learn how to use both techniques.
To convert physical machines to a virtual machine, you need vCenter Converter Standalone. This product is available for free and you can easily install it from VMware Workstation 9 or any later versions. You should be aware of some limitations though, such as: