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Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC)

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) is a supported stand-alone option that can convert VMware virtual machines (VMs) and virtual disks into Hyper-V VMs and virtual hard disks.

MVMC converts VMs with the help of a number of features. The VM Conversion tool, for example, converts VMware-hosted VMs, ensures the whole configuration migrates over from the initial source and adds virtual NICs to the VM deployed on Hyper-V. MVMC also has a command-line interface that can be invoked with PowerShell and integrate well with automation workflows in a data center.

Microsoft released MVMC 2.0 in April 2014, which included access to new and updated features. Some of these features include migration supported for Linux Guest OS, conversion options for on-premises VMs to Azure VMs and a PowerShell interface to support scripting and automation.

Microsoft said MVMC 3.0 expects to be released in the fall of 2014 with physical to virtual machine conversion on supported Windows versions.

Contributor(s): Toni Boger
This was last updated in May 2014
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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