KVM Migartion to Hyper-V 2012 (V2V)

Hello together,

we are still using KVM as our virtualization infrastrucure.

Now we want to migrate to Hyper-V 2012. Most of them are Linux VMs.

Our formats of the disks are "qcow2" and "raw".

Is there a tool for V2V - to Hyper-V?

Thank you.
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what OS do the VMs (guests) run?
MolchAuthor Commented:
there are a few tools that may work but they are hit-and-miss and often don't work when booted as a VM.

may be worth trying to use VMware's convertor diretc fro the Linux OS, then convert that to VHD which is much easier.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Are you able to run a backup process? Depending on the OS StorageCraft ShadowProtect has Linux OS editions that it can back up.

We would back up using SP.

We would then set up the Hyper-V VMs as needed and use the IT Edition of ShadowProtect, with the Hardware Independent feature, to restore into those VMs.

We use ShadowProtect for pretty much every P2V and V2V process we need to run and have not had any real issues with it on the Windows side. Just make sure any third party management products/drivers are removed prior to running the P2V/V2V (HP Insight, Dell OpenManage, ETC).
MolchAuthor Commented:

that means ShadowProtect can do V2V? How is that going on? (booting from iso and then just setup the destination for storage?)

or is this a central management console for backup?

Well and its only for Ubuntu 12.04....we have 14.04 and Debian 7.
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
ShadowProtect can do V2V. We've been using the Hardware Independent Restore feature to move between virtualization platforms (IT Edition licensed here).

Yes, boot from the recovery ISO and restore the backup taken of the VM. Use HIR to inject the necessary drivers if need be.

Make sure to remove the previous platform's virtualization tools/services prior to imaging.

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