VMWare just announced the general availability of VMware Converter 3.0
VMware Converter lets you convert physical machines to virtual machines while they are still running. This is truly incredible. The virtualization of your server farm is now a pretty simple affair, Not only that, think of the potential of cloning a physical machine and backing it up as part of your disaster recovery plan. Very cool.
Converter 3.0 is the successor to P2V Assistant and VM Importer, as it incorporates and improves on existing features of both products, and with this release, the P2V Assistant product will no longer be offered for sale.
For more info, visit https://www.vmware.com/products/converter