I’ve been looking for a way to convert my physical linux machines to virtual ones. I’ve also been looking to convert Microsoft Virtual PC images to VMWare images. I came across VMWare Converter which does exactly that. However to convert Linux machines you need to have one of the VMWare infrastructure products.

Its a fairly simple wizard-driven step by step process where you select the source machine, pick a destination and hit convert. The conversion process is relatively fast and the best part is you can easily update the new machine specs to your requirments.