Microsoft releases beta of Virtual Machine Converter Tool

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Friday, April 13th, 2012   |  

Microsoft has announced the availability of a the beta of the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Tool (MVMC), which is able to convert VMware Virtual Machines to the Microsoft Hyper-V standard. The tool is provided as a so called solution provider. Unfortunately the tool doesn’t support Windows Server 8 yet, but Microsoft states that it’s working on supporting Windows Server 8 in the near future.

The tool can convert VM’s and VMware Virtual Disks (VMDKs) from vSphere 4.1 and 5.0 to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1, uninstalling the VMware tools and installing the Hyper-V integration services while converting. It also supports offline conversion from VMDK to the Microsoft VHD format. MVMC also includes a Command Line Interface (CLI) to do the conversions.

The following guest Operating Systems are supported:

  • Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7

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