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Convert Vmware virtual machines to Hyper-V with Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter

July 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Convert and deploy virtual machines to Hyper-V  with Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter

The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) Release Candidate is now available! This release allows you to convert and deploy virtual machines from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts running Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Release Candidate.  The MVMC Release Candidate also adds virtual network interface cards (NICs) to the converted virtual machine on Hyper-V and configures the dynamic memory on the converted virtual machine.

MVMC supports converting virtual machines using the following guest operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7

The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter converts VMware virtual machines created with:

  • VMware vSphere 4.1
  • VMware vSphere 5.0

To virtual machines for:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter key features:

  • MVMC provides a quick, low-risk option for VMware customers to evaluate Hyper-V.
  • MVMC converts the virtual disks and the VMware VMs configuration, such as memory, virtual processor, and other machine settings from the source.
  • Use this tool to uninstall VMware tools on the source VM and install the Hyper-V Integration Services as appropriate.
  • An easy-to-use wizard-driven GUI simplifying VM conversion is also included.
  • MVMC supports offline conversions of VMware virtual hard disks (VMDK) to a Hyper-V based virtual hard disk file format (VHD).
  • MVMC includes a scriptable Command Line Interfaces (CLI) for performing machine conversion and offline disk conversion which integrates with datacenter automation workflows, such as those authored and executed within System Center Orchestrator. The command line can also be invoked through PowerShell.

Download the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Release Candidate.

Learn more about Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter.