vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3 has been released.
The new release of vCenter Converter Standalone comes up after quite a long time. With the release of vSphere 4.1 the vCenter converter bundled with vCenter server was updated, but not the standalone version which stayed still the 4.0.1.
There are a new features but also discontinued features, so watch out for example for Widows 2000 support, which is not supported any more with this new release.
The VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3 new functionalities:
- 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. (no hot P2V this time…)
- 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
What's Discontinued with this release:
- 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
Platforms supported for installation:
Windows XP Professional (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2003 SP2, R2 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit).
Full Release notes here.