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Easiest non thirdparty way to migrate VMware VMs to a Hyper-V host?

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Hello, I am taking a look at Hyper-V and would like to know, what is the most straight forward, free and if possible but not that big of a priority, fastest way to migrate an existing VMware virtual machine to a Microsoft Hyper-V server (Core?) server?

I have a test server setup with MS Server 2012 Core Hyper-V, being managed from my laptop via the Hyper-V Manager Tool Windows 8.1 add on.  I would like to take one of my non critical VMware based VMs and migrated it to the Hyper-V host.  I am wondering if I can simply export the VM to OVF and then select import Virtual Machine in the Hyper-V Manager Tool?

Will this upload the VM to the Hyper-V and be fully usable or will I need to somehow run this through a third party or vendor provided beta'esque snap-in "converter"?

Thanks for the information and the help.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Using the FREE Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1, recent entry by Microsoft, into the world of conversion, export, and import....this will "move" a VM from VMware to a VM in Hyper-V.

see my EE Articles
HOW TO: Convert a physical server or virtual server (P2V/V2V) to Microsoft Hyper-V using Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE to Hyper-V -  Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1
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Excellent, tried this and have extracted to VMs out of an ESXI server onto a 2012 Hyper-V server core server successfully.

Thanks again.
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