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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Virtual to Virtual Machine Conversion (V2V)–Using Microsoft Virtual Machine Convertor 3.0

 

We move further by  P2V test to V2V (Vmware to Hyper-V Conversion) test. MVMC 3.0 support conversion of virtual machine from

  • Vmware vSphere 5.5, 5.1 and 4.1
  • Vcenter 5.5,5.1 and 4.1

Before conversion, make sure the guest operating system on VMware is running

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1
  • Windows Vista (Ent)
  • Windows 7 (Ultimate, Professional, Ent)
  • Windows 8 (Pro, Ent)
  • Windows 8.1 (Pro, Ent)
  • Red Hat 5, 6
  • Ubuntu 12.04, 10.04
  • Suse Linux Ent 11
  • Centos 5, 6
  • Debian 7
  • Oracle Linux 5, 6

You can perform online or offline VM conversion. Just remember this following tips

  • perform online conversion – Uninstall Vmware before conversion
  • perform offline conversion – Uninstall Vmware tool after conversion

Let have a quick look on the screenshot:

  • Select V2V
  • Select Migrate to Hyper-V
  • Enter destination Hyper-V

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  • Enter final path to store virtual disk, virtual disk type and format

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  • Enter Vmware Vcenter or ESX Host

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  • Select Vmware virtual machine that you would like to V2V
  • Enter the state of the VM after conversion
  • Enter a temporary location to hold virtual disk during conversion

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That’sall for today. We will show how to migrate Vmware VM to Microsoft Azure in our next article. Stay Tuned.

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