Easiest non thirdparty way to migrate VMware VMs to a Hyper-V host?
Posted on 2015-02-10
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.