Converting VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V
You can convert any virtual machine that runs on a VMware ESX host or is stored in the VMM library, but VMM does not support virtual-to-virtual (V2V) conversion of a VMware VM that has an IDE bus.
The following versions of VMware ESX are supported for V2V conversions by VMM 2012 R2:
- ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 5
- ESX/ESXi 4.0
- ESX/ESXi 4.1
- ESX/ESXi 5.0
- ESXi 5.1
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:
- On the VMs and Services workspace in the VMM console on the Home tab in the ribbon, click on ...