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Converting Amazon EC2 AMI to VMware Workstation/vSphere Virtual Machine

Today, I had chat with one of my friend who is keep doing some research on Amazon EC2 platform, but he is new to VMware products. While in our chat, he had asked that is there any solution that I can convert my Amazon EC2 instances into VMware vSphere. I done quick search on Google found this KB article from VMware converting Amazon EC2 instance to VMware Virtual Machine. This article uses Windows instance. If someone already tried or ready to try for linux, please share the steps that involved in.

Here is the KB: Converting Amazon EC2 Windows Instances to VMware Workstation or VMware vSphere Virtual Machines

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