.GHO image files cannot be converted
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.GHO image files cannot be converted


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  • Cannot select Symantec Ghost/Norton Ghost image files as source for a virtual to virtual conversion.
  • .GHO files cannot be selected as a source.


VMware Converter 3.0.x
VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.0.x


Image files created in the .GHO format are not supported by VMware vCenter Converter. You must use an image format with the file extension .sv2i .
The following Symantec formats are supported by Converter 4.x:
  • Norton Ghost version 9.0, 10.0, 11.0, 12.0, 13.0, and 14.0 (.sv2i files only).
  • Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery (formerly LiveState Recovery) 6.5, 7.0, 8.0, and 8.5.
  • LiveState Recovery 3.0 and 6.0.
A detailed list of supported formats for Converter 4.x is included in the VMware vCenter Converter 4.0.1 User's Guide.
Note: For formats supported in Converter 3.0.x, refer to the VMware Converter 3.0.3 User's Manual.