The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) Solution Accelerator is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the IT pro or solution provider who wants to convert VMware-based virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V-based virtual machines and disks. The MVMC solution can perform full conversions of VMware-based virtual machines as well as conversions of VMware-based virtual hard disks to Hyper-V-based virtual hard disks (VHD).
Hyper-V-based virtual hard disks can be used in Windows 8 with the Hyper-V role installed. This way you can, for example, stop using VMware Workstation.
Let’s get going:
|Download the software from Microsoft here|
|Install the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator
|Click I accept, click next|
|Wait for the installer to finish|
Ok, let’s convert a VMDK file to a VHD file:
- We can also convert a VMware Virtual Machine to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine but this requires vCenter Server 5.0 or vCenter Server 4.1 or ESXi Server 5.0 or ESXi/ESX Server 4.1.
- I also tested the functionality to copy the “
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator” folder to another place and uninstall the MVMC program. This works well.
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