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Hyper-v to VMWare migration

Hi All,


I am looking to migrate my Windows servers from Hyper-v to VMWare.


I've never worked with Hyper-v.  So looking to any guides or tips.


I've used VMWare converter in the past, which i was planning on doing again.



Let me know your thoughts. 

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detox1978

8/22/2022 - Mon
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

I've used VMWare converter in the past, which i was planning on doing again.

that's the way to do it, and the best recommended method is to install "Converter" in the OS/Guest VM to convert.
detox1978

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Great to know.  Is it better to do it while they are on or off?


arnold

You can not run a converter in the off mode of the VM.

What is the backup setup that exists?

Sone veeam, alters, backup exec, provide for a way to restore the VM on the other platform.
I.e. Hyper-V VM, backed up, restore to a vmeare, or vice versa.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

that's the way to do it, and the best recommended method is to install "Converter" in the OS/Guest VM to convert.

If the VM is OFF, how does the application run ?
detox1978

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thanks for the info.

So the recommendation is to install the converter on the VM and convert it instu.

I always thought an off machine would ensure not changes during the copy.  There's an off hyper-v option in the converter. 
detox1978

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Just seen there is an option to convert hyper-v to vmware while the VM is off.  Have you used that option before?


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detox1978

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why should you not convert the DC?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

It's not recommended and never has, and requires special circumstances and procedures to convert. (if you really must!).

The recommended method is to build a new VM, promote to a DC and transfer the roles.
detox1978

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Ah that's problematic as it was the first server I did.

Thankfully its not showing any signs of issue, but it wasnt in the best state prior to migration.  So i'll keep an eye on it.

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