Recently at some of my IT Pro events, folks are coming to me asking if there is a tool to migrate virtual machine to Hyper-V from VMware at no charge.
As of September 4th, the answer is yes.
The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter provides a Microsoft-supported, freely available, stand-alone solution for converting VMware-based virtual machines and virtual disks to Hyper-V-based virtual machines and virtual hard disks (VHDs)—including conversion from VMware to Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012.
Because MVMC has a fully scriptable command-line interface (CLI), it integrates especially well with data center automation workflows such as those authored and run within Microsoft System Center 2012 - Orchestrator. It can also be invoked through Windows PowerShell.
MVMC simplifies low-cost, point-and-click migration of:
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2
- Windows Server 2003 with SP2
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The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter:
This stand-alone tool has a low footprint, is easy to install, and is supported by Microsoft.
Community and Feedback
To connect with others in the community, learn more about the tool, and get help with questions, visit the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Forum.
Please send questions or comments about this Solution Accelerator to MVMCdisc@microsoft.com.