Solved

Virtual PC VHD to VMWare ESX Server

Posted on 2007-11-16
5
11,550 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I created a MS Virtual PC vhd image for my customer who is running VMWare ESX Server.  My customer is telling me there is a problem with converting my VPC image file to a compatible VMWare image.  

Isn't there a straightforward way to do this?  I was thinking that the conversion was supported natively by VMWare ESX server (although I've never used it).  VMWare Workstation which reads my VHD images just fine.. is ESX Server that different?

Whats the recommended migration strategy experts?
0
Comment
Question by:BoggyBayouBoy
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:BSonPosh
ID: 20303251
If you use V6 of workstation you should be able to convert it.

There is also a convert tool you can DL for 5 I believe
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:BSonPosh
ID: 20303256
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
BSonPosh earned 500 total points
ID: 20303263
Sorry... I mean to send this link for VM Converter
http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:BoggyBayouBoy
ID: 20303496
Thanks...  thats a relief!  I thought there had to be a way!
0
 

Expert Comment

by:jasonsfa98
ID: 23268441
Actually, if you just have a .VHD file for say a Windows Server 2008 demo ... VMWare Workstation can NOT open/convert it. It's wants the .VMX first. Just FYI.
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

VeeamĀ® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Will try to explain how to use the VMware feature TAGs in the VMs and create Veeam Backup Jobs using TAGs. Since this article is too long, I will create second article for the Veeam tasks.
When rebooting a vCenters 6.0 and try to connect using vSphere Client we get this issue "Invalid URL: The hostname could not parsed." When we get this error we need to do some changes in the vCenter advanced settings to fix the issue.
Teach the user how to delpoy the vCenter Server Appliance and how to configure its network settings Deploy OVF: Open VM console and configure networking:
Teach the user how to install vSphere Update Manager  Console to Windows system:  Install vSphere Update Manager: Configure vSphere Update Manager plug-in in vSphere Client: Verify vSphere Update Manager settings in vSphere Client:

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question