I haven't had a chance to convert a physical master server to virtual, but were i in your position, I would ask for a test env. that I can do some tests for the virtual master server. If necessary, having the virtual master server hosted on a less-loaded ESXi host.
Cons are more of a concern, such as the performance of a virtual master server is subject to how powerful the ESXi host is, and possible VMware or NBU bugs can impact its performance - again this is the risk you gotta take when you're on virtual env.
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Also, there can be very valid recovery and DR reasons to have everything physical and separate from the in-house virtual environment. If you have a virtual Master and the environment collapses then you may have to rebuild that Master and recover the catalog before you can recover anything else...
I really dont know whether this decision to convert physical master server to virtual master server will do any good. I need ur views on physical master server vs virtual master server.