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Pretty much new to HyperV visualization so please bear with me (have extensive Vmware background, though) :)

Is disk2vhd a viable P2V solution to perform an HyperV P2V ?

I have a project to virtualize a W2k8 server. I have done plenty of VMWare (using their converter tool) P2V but this is my first HyperV project.

Is disk2vhd the tool for this ? To be honest I have tried and if the virtual disk creation went smoothly the resulting vhd would not boot (Missing operating system error - have tried both IDE and SCSI adapter for the disk).  The resulting disk was less than 127 Gb - that's about the only limitation I have found googling around...

Any pointer / suggestion most welcome !
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1500 total points
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Yes, Disk2VHD is a free and viable tool.

SCVMM is better but you will need to purchase it.

You can always use "VMware Converter" and then convert from VMDK to VHD.

http://www.5nine.com/vmware-hyper-v-v2v-conversion-free.aspx

or

Starwind V2V Converter
http://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter

Virtualization Manager 12 Professional
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/vm-professional/
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thanks

any obvious reason why Disk2VHD would not boot at all (I would understand some driver issue / etc but not even stating the OS) ?
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Disk2VHD works good for us, we even use it do boot virtually from the boot manager.

Have you checked the VHD to see if it has an Active Boot Partition, and you could run a Repair on the MBR.
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by:Alexandre Takacs
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VMWare converter then Starwind V2V Converter did the trick.

Still surprised that MS doesn't offer a turnkey V2P solution.

Anyway thanks for the pointer.
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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager!
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn246490.aspx
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