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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
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by:timhodkin
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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 500 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.

http://www.petri.co.il/virtual_convert_physical_machines_to_virtual_machines_with_vmware_converter.htm

http://www.ardamis.com/2009/04/25/cold-cloning-vmware-converter/

http://www.vmware.com/products/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)

http://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter

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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by:CaussyR
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Great relpy, helped my alot.
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