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VMware vCenter Standalone Converter platforms support goes almost with the vSphere version, so if you need to support vSphere 6.0, you will need the Converter 6.0 version.

But for the supported guest OSes it could become more complicated, because new version add new OSes, but also remove the old OSes (no more supported by the vendor).

So, if you need to converter an old OS you probably need an old version of the vCenter Standalone Converter (note that the 3.0.3 is not so easy to be downloaded from the VMware site). Also because your vSphere platform may be not supported you have to save the conversion in an intermediate Workstation/Fusion/Player file format and then re-import again with a more recent version of Converter (or manually register the VM file, if you have choose a right format for the vmdk).

This table summarize the compatibility list for the different type of Converter and the different type of guest OSes:

Converter 3.0.3 Converter 4.0.1 Converter 4.3 Converter 5.0.1 Converter 5.1.2 Converter 5.5.3 Converter 6.0.0
Windows Server 2016 No No No No No No No
Windows Server 2012 R2 No No No No No No Yes
Windows Server 2012
No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 (32 and 64-bit) No Yes SP2 SP2 SP2 SP2 SP2
Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 (32 and 64-bit) No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2003 (32 and 64-bit) Yes Yes No No No No No
Windows 2000 Server (32-bit)
Yes SP4 No No No No No
Windows NT 4.0 (32-bit) SP4 SP6 No No No No No
Windows 10 (32 and 64-bit) No No No No No No No
Windows 8.1 (32 and 64-bit) No No No No No No Yes
Windows 8 (32 and 64-bit) No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit) No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Vista (32 and 64-bit) Yes Yes SP1 SP2 SP2 SP2 SP2
Windows XP Pro (32 and 64-bit) Yes Yes Yes SP3 SP3 SP3 No
Windows 2000 Pro (32-bit) Yes SP4 No No No No No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x (64-bit) No No No No No No Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x (32 and 64-bit) No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x (32 and 64-bit) No 5.0 No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.x (32 and 64-bit) No 4.0 4.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.x (32 and 64-bit) No 4.0 3.0 Yes Yes Yes No
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.x (32 and 64-bit) No 2.1 (32 bit) 2.1 (32 bit) Yes No No No
CentOS 7.0 (64-bit) No No No No No No Yes
CentOS 6.x (32 and 64-bit) No No No No No No Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.x (32 and 64-bit) No No 11.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.x (32 and 64-bit) No 10.0 10.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.x (32 and 64-bit) No 9.0 9.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.x (32 and 64-bit) No 8.0 8.0 Yes No No No
Ubuntu 14.x (32 and 64-bit) No No No No No No Yes
Ubuntu 13.x (32 and 64-bit) No No No No No Yes No
Ubuntu 12.x (32 and 64-bit) No No No No Yes Yes 12.04
Ubuntu 11.x (32 and 64-bit) No No No No Yes No No
Ubuntu 10.x (32 and 64-bit) No No 10.04 Yes Yes 10.04 LTS No
Ubuntu 9.x (32 and 64-bit) No No Yes Yes No No No
Ubuntu 8.x (32 and 64-bit) No Yes Yes No No No No
Ubuntu 7.x (32 and 64-bit) No Yes Yes No No No No
Ubuntu 6.x No Yes Yes No No No No
Ubuntu 5.x No Yes Yes No No No No
Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2908 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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