Converting a VMDK to VHD with Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC)

Posted: 04 Eylül 2013 in Sistem

The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) Solution Accelerator is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the IT pro or solution provider who wants to convert VMware-based virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V-based virtual machines and disks. The MVMC solution can perform full conversions of VMware-based virtual machines as well as conversions of VMware-based virtual hard disks to Hyper-V-based virtual hard disks (VHD).

Hyper-V-based virtual hard disks can be used in Windows 8 with the Hyper-V role installed. This way you can, for example, stop using VMware Workstation.

Let’s get going:

Download the software from Microsoft here
Install the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator
Click Next
SNAGHTML82e27a3
Click I accept, click next SNAGHTML82ea966
Click Next SNAGHTML82ee361
Click Next SNAGHTML82f0e3a
Wait for the installer to finish SNAGHTML82f4f98
Click finish SNAGHTML82fbe12

 

Ok, let’s convert a VMDK file to a VHD file:

Open a Command Prompt as Administratror from the location C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator image
Use the following parameter to convert a VMDK file to a VHD file: 

MVDC.exe ‘.\VMDK\Test.vmdk’ ‘.\vhd\Test.vhd’

SNAGHTML8365f08
The conversion starts… SNAGHTML8362c01
Tada, finished SNAGHTML844345a
We can now add the VHD file to a Virtual Machine and boot it. I have used Virtual Box to test it. It took around 20 minutes to convert the 8 GB disk. SNAGHTML845b8d7

 

    • We can also convert a VMware Virtual Machine to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine but this requires vCenter Server 5.0 or vCenter Server 4.1 or ESXi Server 5.0 or ESXi/ESX Server 4.1.
    • I also tested the functionality to copy the “

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator”  folder to another place and uninstall the MVMC program. This works well.

Bir Cevap Yazın

Aşağıya bilgilerinizi girin veya oturum açmak için bir simgeye tıklayın:

WordPress.com Logosu

WordPress.com hesabınızı kullanarak yorum yapıyorsunuz. Log Out / Değiştir )

Twitter resmi

Twitter hesabınızı kullanarak yorum yapıyorsunuz. Log Out / Değiştir )

Facebook fotoğrafı

Facebook hesabınızı kullanarak yorum yapıyorsunuz. Log Out / Değiştir )

Google+ fotoğrafı

Google+ hesabınızı kullanarak yorum yapıyorsunuz. Log Out / Değiştir )

Connecting to %s