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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Convert Generation 2 Virtual Machine to Generation 1 Virtual Machine


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

Job status:-


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..


  1. This is extremely helpful info!! Very good work. Everything is very interesting to learn and easy to understood. Thank you for giving information.


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