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Window Hyper-V , How to P2V Linux into HyperV virtual machine

Posted on 2014-01-14
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We  have a new serevr which will be plan to install Windows 2012 Hyper-V, One of the our physical machine running with Redhat Linux 6.0 and we plan to migrate this server into Hyper-V as Guest OS.

How we can P2V this machine and put it on Hyper-V virtualization ? I would appreciate if someone can provide me with a guide n how we can do this migration works .
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by:Mazdajai
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P2V a Linux guest to Hyper-V is not supported by Microsoft. (Nor I would recommend)
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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You could try, a two stagae conversion,  using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5 to create a VMDK, and then V2V by StarWind Software to create the VHD.

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5

http://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter
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by:Mazdajai
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My experience was not pleasant with the two stage conversion because this method requires extensive amount of downtime after the vmware conversion -

Downloading the vmdk from ESX datastore, converting it to vhd, and lastly copying it back to the hyper-v server. (Unless you running it directly on the hyper-v server)
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by:motioneye
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Thanks for the explanation, do we have to pay for vmdk ESX data store or it comes free
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ESXi is a free download from VMware.
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