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:
The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter:
Note MVMC also supports conversion of virtual machines from VMware vSphere 4.0 if the host is managed by vCenter 4.1 or vCenter 5.0. You have to connect to vCenter 4.1 or 5.0 through MVMC to convert virtual machines on vSphere 4.0.
This stand-alone tool has a low footprint, is easy to install, and is supported by Microsoft.
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.