Re: interesting [re:VMWare Physical to Virtual]
Physical <--> Virtual is still possible under VMWare.
I sure there are other tools/Utils that can do the same.
Very Easy and unless you have strange/exotic hardware needs, it will all run perfectly.
I run VM's to test configs and then when proven install on the real physical machine.
Don't have any problems and the virtual machine runs smoother and quicker than the 'Real' machine :)