Virtualize Me - Windows - FAQ

What are the supported disk types?

All the disks on the client computer can be created in a VM. However, following disk types are not supported:

  • USB
  • iSCSI Disks

Can I convert a Virtual machine into a physical machine?

Yes. Follow the steps given below to convert a virtual machine into a physical machine:

  1. Ensure that you have enabled 1-Touch backup on the virtual machine and you have performed atleast one full backup.
  2. Create a response file for the virtual machine and  perform the Non-Interactive Restore using the response file.

    For more information about creating response file for a Windows machine, refer to Non-Interactive Restore.

    For more information about creating response file for a Linux machine, refer to Non-Interactive Restore.

    During Non interactive restore, copy the response file on a USB drive and connect the USB drive to a physical machine.

Is it mandatory to create an instance for the vCenter in which I want to create the VM?

No. It is not mandatory to create an instance for the vCenter. You must install Virtual Server iDataAgent in the CommCell. If you do not create an instance of the vCenter, follow these steps:

  1. Click Change on the Virtualize Me dialog box, and then enter the hostname of the vCenter.
  2. Enter the User Name and Password for the vCenter.
  3. Enter the ESX Server name and Data Store name.
  4. Enter the path of the Boot CD image in the ISO Path box.

Do I need to create a VM lifecycle policy when I virtualize a computer?

No. There is no need to create a VM Lifecycle Policy during the process of virtualizing a computer.

I have migrated a client computer to a new CommCell, can I convert the client into a virtual machine? 

Yes. After migrating the client into a new CommCell, you can convert the client into a virtual machine.  The backup performed in the old CommCell can be used to convert the client into a virtual machine.

Can I virtualize the client computers in a cluster?

No. The Virtualize Me operation is not supported for Clusters.

Can I virtualize the client computer with teaming network adapters?

No. The Virtualize Me operation is not supported for teaming network adapters.

Are all the iDataAgents present on the source client preserved on the cloned client?

No. All of the agents installed interactively on the source client will be re-registered on the cloned client. Agents that were installed later via remote install using CommCell Console are not re-registered. You may need to re-install and configure those on the cloned client if they are required.