I know that not many of the Enterprises still have a need for converting their physical machines in-place to virtuals, but the SMB customers still do. Converter 5.0 was released yesterday (sorry, I was on a plane back from VMWorld most of the day.) You can get right to the download here.
The VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0 includes the following new functionality:
- Preserving the LVM configuration on the source machine during Linux conversions.
- Enhanced synchronization including options for scheduling synchronization tasks and performing multiple synchronization tasks in a conversion job.
- Optimized disk and partition alignment and cluster size change.
- Conversion data is encrypted between the source and the server.
- Restoring VCB images.