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Linux CentOS on Vmware to Hyper V

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Hi All we adopted a VMWare host that has a Linux CentOS VM on it, we wish to migrate this over to Hyper V, my question is How do I do this.

I have Installed some imaging software to the Linux Machine and created a backup then using the sam software I have converted that backup file to .VHD when I assign the disks and boot I get

Kernal Panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!

I have no experience with Linux, there were a Bunch of Windows machines on the host that I have converted and all was fine

Any help Much appreciated
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You may want to check this is a supported VM by Hyper-V, we have recently had many clients, and also a few questions on EE, where Centos users on Hyper-V have migrated to VMware for support.

Did you try Starwind V2V Converter, to convert from VMDK to VHD ?
http://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter

or you could follow my EE Article

HOW TO:  Convert and Migrate virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V and Windows Azure
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Am I right in saying the conversion tool you mentioned in your guide does no support Vsphere 4.0
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vSphere 4.0 is very old, those are the details given to me by Microsoft!

It's worth a try, if it fails you know why, it's not supported.
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Yes I have tried this already and it fails to see VM's in the Host
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