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Disabling SSL encryption on VMware Converter

Disabling SSL encryption on VMware Converter

By default, the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0 default the converter worker encrypts the data stream using SSL. Encrypting the traffic increases security, but it can decrease performance.

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Example of using:

C:\Users\All Users\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone

File name : converter-worker.xml



Restart services converter


To disable SSL encryption for the converter worker:

  1. Locate the converter-worker.xmlfile. By default, it is located at:
    • Windows 7 and 2008 Server – C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
    • Windows Vista, XP and 2003 Server – %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
    • In older Windows versions – %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
  2. Take a backup of theconverter-worker.xmlfile.
  3. Open the file in a text editor and locate the tag pair<useSsl></useSsl>. It is located inside the<nfc>tag and has a value of true.
  4. Change the value to false.
  5. Save and close the file.
  6. Restart the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Worker service on the machine.


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