QA #10 How VMware Converter speedup Standalone?


vmware Converter speedup

I’m running conversion of virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone and the process is extremely slow. How can I speedup this task? Is it simple task to vmware Converter speedup?


If there is no any other performance issue such as network or storage latency you can check two quick tips mentioned below.

  • Disable SSL encryption

Open converter-worker.xml located in (depend of Windows OS version):

– Windows 7/Server 2008 and Later – C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
– Window Vista, XP and 2003 Server – %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
– In older Windows versions – %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone

Nawigate to <nfc> section and find <useSsl>.

Change value true to false and delete:

<!– Private key file –>
<!– Certificate file –>

vmware Converter speedup
Converter-worker config file


  • Change Data Connections per Task value to Maximum

In Converter window click Administration from menu pane and then choose Data Connections per Task. Select here Maximum value.

vmware Converter speedup
Data Connections per Task window