Thursday, December 12, 2013

VMware Converter: Increase copy speed by disabling disabling SSL encryption

Locate the converter-worker.xml file. By default, it is located at:

  • Windows 7 and 2008 Server – C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
  • Windows Vista, XP and 2003 Server – %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
  • In older Windows versions – %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
  • Take a backup of the converter-worker.xml file.
  • Open the file in a text editor and locate the tag pair <useSsl></useSsl>. It is located inside the <nfc> tag and has a value of true.
  • Change the value to false.
  • Save and close the file.
  • Restart the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Worker service on the machine.

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