Citrix® XenConvert™ is both a physical-to-virtual (P2V) and virtual-to-virtual (V2V) conversion tool.
As a P2V tool, XenConvert can convert a server or desktop workload from an online physical machine running Windows to a XenServer virtual machine or Provisioning Services vDisk. As a V2V tool, XenConvert can convert a server or desktop workload from an offline virtual machine or disk, containing any guest operating system including Windows and Linux, to a XenServer VM. Formats of an offline virtual machine or disk include VHD, OVF, VMDK, and XVA.
XenConvert uses OVF technology from Citrix Project Kensho to describe and migrate physical and virtual machines efficiently using an open format.
XenConvert includes a wizard to use interactively, and a command line interface to use from a script.
XenConvert 2.3 adds interoperability with XenServer 5.6 Feature Pack 1, interoperability with Provisioning Services 5.6 SP1, and fixes several defects affecting conversions from a physical machine and XVA.
XenConvert 2.3.1 resolves an issue in environments where DHCP is unavailable on the management network.