VMware Fling - BatchV2V

VMware released a new Fling, BatchV2V. It is a command line utility that helps to simplify batch V2V operations with VMware Converter. On first run, BatchV2V outputs a configuration file that can be used multiple times to batch copy one virtual machine to many other targets. For many administrators, this is done manually on a regularly scheduled basis with VMware Converter.

The tool helps to batch the copy job so you don’t have to manually specify the parameters on an ongoing basis.


System Requirements

  • VMware Converter v5.5
  • .net framework 3.5


Make sure you have .net framework 3.5 or higher installed, then follow the steps below:

  • Install Converter with client-server(advanced) mode on your Windows desktop
  • Run “Batchv2v -i” to generate two files “converterServer.json.sample” and “converterTask.json.sample”
  • Edit “converterServer.json.sample” and rename it to “converterServer.json”
  • You can edit “converterTask.json.sample” manually, or run “Batchv2v -ft” to generate a task file in an interactive mode
  • Rename “converterTask.json.sample” to “converterTask.json”
  • Run “BatchV2V -t” to submit your tasks in “converterTask.json”
  • Run “BatchV2V -q” again to query your tasks
  • Run “BatchV2V -c” to cancel all your running tasks
  • Run “BatchV2V -c task-2” to cancel a task with id “task-2”
  • Detailed instructions are in the README file that is in the download.

You can download  BatchV2V here.