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Yet Another Way to Convert VMware to Hyper-V

Not too long ago a Solution Accelerator has been released. Though still in Release Candidate, this Solution Accelerator converts and deploys virtual machines from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts. It is called The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter or MVMC.

Here’s a snippet from TechNet:-

  • Converts and deploys virtual machines from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts running:
    • Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate.
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Release Candidate.
  • Adds virtual network interface cards (NICs) to the converted virtual machine on Hyper-V.
  • Configures dynamic memory on the converted virtual machine.
  • Supports migration of virtual machines that are hosted on a vSphere cluster.
  • Supports migration of virtual machines to a Hyper-V host that is part of a failover cluster.
  • Enables Microsoft partners to cobrand the tool so that it incorporates their logos.

 

This are the list of the things it does. Personally I like the fact that it helps to automatically removes the VMware tools from the source virtual machine.

  • Provides a quick, low-risk option for VMware customers to evaluate Hyper-V.
  • Converts VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V virtual machines: The VM Conversion will convert VMware-hosted virtual machines and ensure that the entire configuration, such as memory, virtual processor, and other machine configurations, is also migrated from the initial source.
  • Supports a clean migration to Hyper-V with uninstallation of VMware tools on the source virtual machine.
  • Provides a wizard-driven GUI, making it simple to perform virtual machine conversion.
  • Installs integration services for Windows 2003 guests that are converted to Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Supports conversion of virtual machines from VMware vSphere 4.1 and 5.0 hosts, including those hosted on a vSphere cluster, to Hyper-V. The tool also supports migration of virtual machines to a Hyper-V host that is part of a failover cluster.
  • Supports offline conversions of VMware-based virtual hard disks (VMDK) to a Hyper-V-based virtual hard disk file format (.vhd file)
  • Includes a fully scriptable command-line interfaces (CLI) for performing machine conversion and offline disk conversion, integrating with data center automation workflows such as those authored and executed within System Center 2012 – Orchestrator. The command line can also be invoked through Windows PowerShell.

So go ahead and get the RC from here. You need to join the beta program first though before you get access to the download. Knowing the trend, the RTM is not far away now. Happy trying!

 

 

 

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One response

  1. Tom

    You are the legend. It works for me! Thanks, heaps.

    October 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm

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