VMWare vCenter Converter – Slow Transfer
VMWare by default enables SSL encryption during the Physical to Virtual P2V and Virtual to Virtual V2V conversion process.
This has the effect of bringing the transfer rate to a crawl of as low as 200kbs instead of
the expected 40mbs or better. The problem is a VMware proprietary protocol called NFC that is used to create the source image and encrypt the data during the transfer process.
The SSL feature of the NFC VMware proprietary protocol can be disabled in a file called:converter-worker.xmllocated in one of the following places depending on the Operating System:
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2008
Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter
StandaloneFind this section of code and change the highlighted TRUE to FALSE.
<!– Delay is specified in milliseconds, -1 denotes the default.
It is CRITICAL that the “VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Worker” Service be restarted.
DO NOT FORGET THIS STEP!