How to run vCenter Converter from vSphere Client

Yet another “not entirely obvious” VMware thing 🙂

If you want to use the VMware vCenter Converter from within the vSphere Client you need to:

  1. Install vCenter Converter on the vSphere vCenter Server (It’s an option on the vSphere vCenter installer)
  2. Now log onto your vSphere Client and go to:
    1. Plugins > Manage Plugins > Install vCenter Converter Client
  3. Once installed, right click on any ESX host, or ESX Cluster and choose “Import Machine…” from the bottom of the context menu.
  4. That’s it. The vCenter Converter wizard will then pop up 🙂

Note: This is tested and working on VMware vSphere 4.1. Let us know how you get on with other versions of vSphere! 🙂