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I know that a large percentage of Microsoft customers are using VMware as their primary virtualization platform today. I also believe a good percentage of these customers are using Hyper-V as a secondary hypervisor in lab, test and possibly lower impact production environments. In fact, I had one such customer recently ask me if there was an “easy” way to get a few of their production VMs running on VMware “exported” and “imported into Hyper-V in their lab so they could do some application upgrade testing.
With System Center 2012 and Virtual Machine Manager, we do have a way to do this, but that isn’t free. The good news is we are indeed working on a FREE tool to help address this need from our customers. The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) tool is in beta now and can be found on our Connect site here: https://connect.microsoft.com/site14/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=7594&InvitationID=MVMC-PK9Q-BR47.
The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Tool:
The current MVMC Beta supports converting virtual machines created with:
To virtual machines for:
The team is working to include support for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V as well, but that is not in the beta tool today.