Today, Yung Chou and I are back in our Build Your Private Cloud in a Month series to discuss virtual machine migration steps – specifically, we’ll review the process for migrating existing VMware VMs to Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.  This  provides a super-easy path to begin leveraging your new Private Cloud and/or Hybrid Cloud fabric with existing VMs. 

Tune in as we showcase the FREE tools that are available to assist in this process, such as the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter ( MVMC ) and the Windows Azure PowerShell Module.  We’ll also walk through an end-to-end virtual machine migration process so that you can see the tools in action!

Migrating VMs from VMware to Windows Azure and Hyper-V

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Specific topics covered in this episode include:

  • [ 01:59 ] How popular is the Hybrid Cloud Scenario with IT Pros?
  • [ 07:20 ] Demo: Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Tool – Migrating from VMware to the Microsoft Private Cloud
  • [ 26:00 ] Demo: Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Tool – Migrating from VMware to the Hybrid Cloud / Windows Azure

Ready to make the move?

Be sure to check-out our step-by-step Hands-on Guided Lab to walk through the steps I demonstrated in this video for yourself.  Once you’ve completed this lab, you’ll be prepared with all the steps needed to quickly migrate your VMs to Windows Azure and Hyper-V!

What’s Next?

After reviewing this video, get prepared to explore the Private Cloud management capabilities of System Center 2012 for yourself in this series with these downloadable resources:

Let’s Start Building Our Cloud!

Get started building your Hybrid Cloud solution in our “Early Experts” Cloud Quest and the rest of our Build Your Private Cloud series.

Are You in The Clouds With Me?

What are your thoughts around the VM migration process that I demonstrated in this episode? Feel free to share your comments and thoughts below!

- Keith