Migrate production VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V


I need your help on this one. I don't have very much experience with virtual machines but I need to find out if it's possible to migrate live VMWare ESXi 4.0 (Free) Edition virtual machines to a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V environment which is on different hardware?

I have tested converting a vmdk flat file to VHD using Winimage and booting it up on a test Windows Server 2012 machine running Hyper-V. The machine blue screens with 0x0000007B in a loop. My feeling is that this is due to the hardware being different?

I have looked at using Storagecraft Shadowprotect as it has built in Hardware independant restore capabilities but that would mean purchasing expensive licenses and would like to avoid that if possible.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will not be able to migrate LIVE.

But you can onvert using Disk2VHD


see here to create a V2V



Starwind V2V Converter, from VMDK to VHD


5Nine V2V Converter

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Assist-NetopaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the disk2vhd suggestion, I will test that out, how about changes in host hardware on a different machine could that prevent the virtual machine from booting up properly?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, if storage controller, and V2V has not been done correctly.

Stop 7B is a storage controller driver fault boot drive missing. BOOT DRIVE Inaccessible.
Assist-NetopaAuthor Commented:
Points go to hanccocka for helpful links, Found Disk2VHD very unreliable in testing. Winimage was better. Still couldn't get Windows 2003 conversion to work but we have decided to stay with VMware 5.5 for now anyway
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