VMware vCenter Converter
VMware Converter is not at all past its prime. There are still plenty of use cases for it, including moving VMs outside cluster boundaries and some resizing techniques that can be done only while the VM is offline.
Version 5.0 snuck out last year during VMworld when nobody was watching. It includes support for vSphere 5 along with a slew of new killer features. For instance, it can now import Hyper-V VMs and backup images directly to vSphere virtual machines.
Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.