Migrating VMWare to Hyper-V and Visa-Versa ...

Posted on 2010-09-12
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Does anyone have any reference to migrating VMWare ESX to MS Hyper-V and visa-versa ? Any links to white papers would be rgeat. - thanks
Question by:CaussyR

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Its eaiser than you may think...

ESX to Hyper-V = Disk to VHD: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415.aspx

Hyper-V to ESX = VMWare converter: http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/

Both are free products.


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simonseztech earned 2000 total points
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If you are going to migrate from Hyper-V to ESX the best in my opinion is to use cold boot converter.




If you going to use some hdd converter like disk to vhd or something else make sur that's is on the same architecture (don't mix Intel with AMD)

Here what I used successfully in the past

Convert VMDK to VHD and VHD to VMDK for free (All in one solution)


StarWind Converter is a downloadable V2V conversion tool for virtual machines. You can use it to convert VMDK to VHD files and VHD to VMDK as well as to IMG file, which is a native StarWind format. This is a very simple but useful file conversion tool that will convert virtual hard drive images from VMware's VMDK format into the Microsoft's VHD format. It is a sector by sector copy operation from one format to the other. It does not modify the source image and will leave it so you can continue to use it.

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Great relpy, helped my alot.

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