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Friday, May 9, 2014

List of VMDK to VHD Conversion Tools


[ Updated Feb 2015]

The following is the FREE tools that you can consider when you want to convert from VMware host to Hyper-V host.

Connect to ESX or Vcenter to convert virtual machine
Microsoft Virtual Machine Convertor 3.0
  • Online or offline conversion
  • Able to perform physical to Hyper-V conversion
  • Able to perform V2V conversion to Hyper-V and Azure
  • EFI conversion not supported
  • http://www.microsoft.com/en-my/download/details.aspx?id=42497
5Nine V2V Easy Convertor 5.2
  • Offline conversion
  • Support Gen 1 and Gen 2
  • http://www.5nine.com/vmware-hyper-v-v2v-conversion.aspx
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2
  • require to purchase SCVMM.
  • EFI conversion not supported
Paid version
Platespin Migrate


Do not require to connect to ESX or Vcenter Host but require export the VMDK files out from datastore
Vmdk2Vhd
Starwind V2V Convertor
2Tware Convert VHD Free

2 comments:

  1. You should check out VirtualBox from Oracle, the VBoxManage tool that comes with it works really well for converting and it's free, I had better luck with it than 2Tware, more information on how to use it here: http://www.rootusers.com/how-to-convert-an-ova-virtual-machine-to-vhd/

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    1. Thanks for that, great suggestion, I've used it before but totally forgot about it.

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