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What third-party virtual machines are supported by Parallels Transporter?

  • Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Transporter

Release notes

Parallels Transporter enables you to migrate from a VMware, Microsoft Virtual PC, or VirtualBox virtual machine or virtual disk to a Parallels virtual machine or virtual disk. The source computer or disk must meet these requirements for Parallels Transporter to function properly.

Supported Formats of Virtual Computer Files

Parallels Transporter supports virtual machines and disks created in the following products:
  • VMware Fusion 1.x, 2.0
  • VMware Workstation 5.5, 6.0, 6.5
  • Microsoft Virtual PC (for Mac) 7.0
  • Microsoft Virtual PC (for Windows) 2007
  • Sun Microsystems VirtualBox 2.x, 3.x
Chances are that Parallels Transporter can also support virtual machines and disks created in other versions of the aforementioned products, but it has not been extensively tested with them.

Software Requirements

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista Ultimate, Enterprise, Business, Home SP0, SP1, SP2
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise, Web SP2
  • Windows XP Home, Professional SP2, SP3
  • Windows 2000 Professional (the 32-bit version only)
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 5
  • Ubuntu® Linux 8.04
Supported File Systems
  • FAT16/32 (Windows only)
  • NTFS (Windows only)
  • Ext2/Ext3
Parallels Transporter does not support migrating Windows dynamic volumes and Linux logical volumes (LVM).

If the file system is not supported, Parallels Transporter copies all disk sectors successively and you may experience some problems with using the resulting virtual machine.

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