Ok here is the case. The Acronis VMWARE converter is nice but it lacks a lot of feature that the freeware VMWARE Converter software has: 1. Resizing Partitions on the Fly 2. Direct Upload of ESX Images to ESX Server or Virtual Center 3. Automatic NIC IP adress configuration 4. Automatic install of Vmware Tools 5. Automatic startup after conversion is done. Point 2 is the main complaint with me. When I convert lets say an 10 GB Image of a server that has an partition size of 300GB. Acronis converter wil create (just as it is supposed to with esx) a Flat VMDK file of 300GB!! So 1. I will have to have 300GB of free space somewhere to put the VMDK one. 2. After the process has finished (which will take long) I will have to copy that 300GB Flat VMDK file to my ESX server (which again will take very long..) I would like to see acronis make an option just as in the freeware VMWARE Converter to upload the Flat-VMDK file directly to the ESX or Virtual Center Host. And configure other things like stated above!