I just posted a new entry on my SQLMag Tool Time blog that you might enjoy. Thanks to my friend and fellow MVP John Paul Cook for bringing Disk2Vhd to my attention on his blog. The free tool is enables
migration of a physical machine (PM) to a virtual machine (VM), while
the PM is running. You can download it from Microsoft here. John
also has lots of other great information about VM migration here.
Note that John's content relates to Hyper-V. So if you're looking for
VMWare tools, keep looking. Of course, if you find similar free tools
for VMWare, let us know by posting here!
More content at http://KevinEKline.com/