Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 is here!

by Shijaz Abdulla on 15.10.2014 at 20:42

The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 (MVMC 3.0) is now publicly available and is overflowing with new features.

  1. The biggest new feature in MVMC 3.0 is online physical to virtual (P2V) conversion.
  2. Converts virtual disks that are attached to a VMware virtual machine to virtual hard disks (VHDs) that can be uploaded to Microsoft Azure.
  3. Provides native Windows PowerShell capability that enables scripting and integration into IT automation workflows.
  4. Supports conversion and provisioning of Linux-based guest operating systems from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts.
  5. Supports conversion of offline virtual machines.
  6. Supports the new virtual hard disk format (VHDX) when converting and provisioning in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012.
  7. Supports conversion of virtual machines from VMware vSphere 5.5, VMware vSphere 5.1, and VMware vSphere 4.1 hosts Hyper-V virtual machines.
  8. Supports Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 as guest operating systems that you can select for conversion.

Supported Configurations for Converting Virtual Machines

VMware sources:   

  • VMware vSphere 5.5 (VMware ESXi 5.5)
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 (VMware ESXi 5.1)
  • VMware vSphere 4.1 (VMware ESXi/ESX 4.1)
  • VMware vCenter Server 5.5
  • VMware vCenter Server 5.1
  • VMware vCenter Server 4.1

Destination host servers:                        
Note   Hyper-V must be enabled.   

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter with Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Operating systems that are supported for which MVMC can be installed:   

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter with Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Microsoft Operating systems that are supported for conversion to Hyper-V from physical, or VMware virtual machines  

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard x64
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter x64
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard x64
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter x64
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard x64
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter x64
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard (x86/x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (x86/x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter (x86/x64)
  • Windows 8 Enterprise (x86/x64)
  • Windows 8 Pro (x86/x64)
  • Windows 7 Enterprise (x86/x64)
  • Windows 7 Professional (x86/x64)
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (x86/x64)
  • Windows Vista Enterprise x86/x64

Linux operating systems that are supported for conversion from VMware virtual machines:   

  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6 (x86/x64)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (x86/x64)
  • Ubuntu 12.04 (x86/x64)
  • Ubuntu 10.04 (x86/x64)
  • SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86/x64)
  • CentOS 6 (x86/x64)
  • CentOS 5 (x86/x64)
  • Debian GNU/Linux 7 (x86/x64)
  • Oracle Linux 6 (x86/x64)
  • Oracle Linux 5 (x86/x64)
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