Moving a vmware 2k8 to hyper v

Moving a vmware 2k8 to hyper v

I have inherited a vmware esxi 6 host that was a free version which has long expired into the limited host. I have taken responsibility for this and want to move to hyper v so it is all properly backed up etc on newer servers. My issue is there is only the vmware host and no vcentre or other way to manage it and I cannot export it off the Host to a hyper V. All other infrastructure is hyper V so getting vcentre makes little economic sense. MS virtual machine converter won't do it as it says it needs vcentre, vmware converter only exports to vmware. So what to do? They aren't completely critical servers they are bdc's and av servers so could be rebuilt but would really like a way that didn't involve that at the moment.
DurgesAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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DurgesAuthor Commented:
They look promising thanks! I was originally using your physical to hyper v guide for my other servers before I got to this host, so thanks again.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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DurgesAuthor Commented:
Took a bit of fiddling, finally worked when I exported as VHD not VHDX from Disk2VHD the created a new hyper V server with an existing disk.

Thanks again this really helped.
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DurgesAuthor Commented:
Thanks good guide, for older servers 2K8R2 in my case exporting to VHD rather than VHDX made a difference. Used Disk2VHD as recommended then created a new hyperv with "existing disk" option.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
np, the support method is Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter! but Disk2VHD still works!
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DurgesAuthor Commented:
I couldn't get that to work, VMC 3.1 wanted to connect to ESX or Vshphere. Anyway I have no more VMWARE left after this.
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