Manage Other Virtualization Solutions

The primary purpose of Virtual Machine Manager is to manage Hyper-V. It can also manage Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 and VMware's ESXi. In this section, we will look at how to take control of those other virtualization solutions. You will also see how you can perform virtual to virtual (V2V) conversions so that virtual machines can be moved from those solutions to Hyper-V.


Not all operating systems are supported for V2V operations. Microsoft has listed all the supported operating systems here:

Microsoft does say that it should be possible, in theory, to perform V2V conversions of unsupported operating systems. The main ...

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