Adding Virtual Machines Using the Virtual Machine Import Wizard

AdminStudio 2020 | 19.0 | Automated Application Converter

You can add one or multiple virtual machines to the Automated Application Converter to use to perform automated repackaging during conversion to virtual packages.

You have the option of selecting just one virtual machine to use for all repackaging, or selecting an operating system group of multiple virtual machines that can be used simultaneously to speed up the repackaging of multiple setups.

If you have specified a group of multiple virtual machines, a package in the conversion list is assigned to each virtual machine. Then, when a virtual machine finishes repackaging a package, it is reverted to its clean snapshot image, and then starts repackaging the next package in the list.

To add virtual machines to the Machines tab using the Virtual Machine Import Wizard, perform the following steps.

To add virtual machines:

1. Open the Machines tab of the Automated Application Converter.
2. Click Add Machine. The Welcome panel of the Virtual Machine Import Wizard opens.
3. Click Next. The Select Virtual Machine Source panel opens, prompting you to select the type of virtual machine that you are adding.
4. Select one of the following options and click Next.
Microsoft Hyper-V Server—Select this option to add a virtual image from a Microsoft Hyper-V Server.
VMware ESX or ESXi Server—Select this option to add a virtual image from a VMware ESX or ESXi Server.
Browse local machine—Select this option to add a virtual image from a local installation of VMware Workstation
5. Based upon your selection on the Select Virtual Machine Source panel, enter the following information:

Virtual Machine Source

Steps to Take

Microsoft Hyper-V Server

On the Select Virtual Machines from a Microsoft Hyper-V Server panel, enter the following information:

Server Name—Enter the server name of the Microsoft Hyper-V Server that you want to connect to.
Authentication—Select Windows Authentication if you want to use the credentials of the logged in user to login to the Hyper-V Server. Select Server Authentication if you want to connect to the Hyper-V Server using the specified User name and Password.

VMware ESX or ESXi Server

On the Select Virtual Machines from VMware ESX or ESXi Server panel, enter the following information:

Server Name—Enter the name of the VMware ESX or ESXi server.
User name—Enter the login ID for the VMware ESX or ESXi server.
Password—Enter the password for the VMware ESX or ESXi server.

Browse local machine

On the Select Virtual Machines panel, do one of the following:

To add an individual virtual machine:

1. Click Browse Files. The Select Virtual Machine Image File dialog box opens.
2. Select the virtual machine image you want to add to the project and click Open.

To add all of the virtual machines in a specific directory:

1. Click Browse Folders. The Browse for Folder dialog box opens.
2. Select a directory that contains the virtual machine images that you want to add to your project and click OK.

When you have finished this step, the virtual machines will be listed (but not selected) on the Select Virtual Machines panel.

6. On the Select Virtual Machines panel, select the virtual machine images that you want to use to perform automated repackaging.
7. For each selected image, click in the Platform column and identify its platform.
8. By default, virtual machines that you add to the Machines tab will be available for use for both automated repackaging of packages and for testing packages. However, if you want to specify that a virtual machine should be used for only repackaging or for only testing, click in the Purpose column of that virtual machine and select one of the following options:
Repackaging—Virtual machine will only be used to perform automated repackaging.
Testing—Virtual machine will only be used to test packages. You test a package by right-clicking on it on the Packages tab and selecting Launch Package for Testing from the shortcut menu. You will then be prompted to install and run that package on a virtual machine.
Any—Make this virtual machine available for use during both automated repackaging and package testing.

Note:The Launch Package for Testing functionality will primarily be useful to test converted packages. However, if a problem occurs during conversion, it is also possible to use this function to install and launch the source package for testing.

9. Click Next. The User Credentials panel opens, prompting you to specify the login credentials to use to access the selected virtual machines.
10. Enter the user credentials and click Next. The Virtual Machine Import Wizard Complete panel opens.
11. Click Finish to close the wizard and add the selected virtual machines to your project.

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