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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook by Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

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Converting VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V

You can convert any virtual machine running on a VMware ESX host or stored in the VMM library, but VMM does not support virtual-to-virtual (V2V) conversion of a VMware VM that has an Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) bus.

The following versions of VMware ESX are supported for V2V conversions by VMM 2012 SP1:

  • ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 5
  • ESX/ESXi 4.0
  • ESX/ESXi 4.1
  • ESX/ESXi 5.0
  • ESXi 5.1

Note

Before you convert a VMware VM to a Hyper-V VM, you must uninstall VMware Tools on the source VM.

This recipe will guide you on how to convert a VMware VM to a Hyper-V VM through the V2V conversion process.

How to do it...

Carry out the following steps to convert VMs:

  1. On the VMs and Services workspace in the VMM console, on the Home ...

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