Well, you may feel weird that got a request to convert Generation 2 VM to Generation 1 Virtual Machine. At this moment, we cannot find any tool to perform this task. However we found one!
One of the reason to convert Gen 2 to Gen 1 VM is due to migration an existing virtual machine to Microsoft Azure and at the moment of writing this article, only Gen 1 VM is supported. And you need to perform this type of conversion.
Meanwhile, If you have Vmware VM running EFI/GPT, you can convert to Generation 2 VM but not to Gen 1 by using some conversion tools.
So what’s the tool to convert Gen 2 to Gen 1 Virtual Machine?
The answer is….. Platespin Migrate 11.
[ Platespin Migrate 11 Console]
- Discover your source server
- Perform conversion either select action Copy, Move, Capture & Deploy
[ Our test result- Successful]
- VMware EFI VM with GPT disk to Generation 1 VM – Bios Based/ MBR Disk
- Generation 2 Hyper-V VM to Generation 1 Hyper-V VM
Generation 1 VM :
To know more about Platespin Migrate, please click here.
Do you know other tools that can perform similar jobs? If yes, please let us know.. Stay tuned..