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December 7, 2012

HyperV to VMware conversion

Filed under: VMware Related — Tags: , , — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 4:53 PM

Howto convert Hyper-V hosts to Vmware ESXi

Task: We want to convert one of our host server running on Hyper-V (installed on Windows 2008 R2 CORE edition), you can use Vmware Vcenter Converter utility to perform this action.

First Download Vmware Vcenter convertetr 5.x from following location.
You must have vmware account to download the utlity, you can rgister it free.

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/converter5/dHclYnRqZEBiZEAldw==

After installation Done. Execute it. You may see following screen.
As showed in the image below . . .

1- vmconverter

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Now click on CONVERT MACHINE
In Source Type , Select HYPER-V
In Server, type your Hyper-V IP
In User Name/Password , type your Administrator ID and password
and click NEXT to continue . . .
As showed in the image below . . .

2- convert-hyperv-machione

If you receive the following error
Unable to contact the specified host ‘x.x.x.x’ . The host might not be available on the network, there might be a network configuration problem, or the management services on this host are not responding
then disable the firewall on HYPERV Windows 2008 by using following command (at hyper v server command prompt)

netsh firewall set opmode disable

Now it will ask you for the agent deployment,
click YES to continue.
As showed in the image below . . .

3- agent

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In next screen of  SOURCE SERVER , It will give you the list of machines hosted on source Hyper-V server.
Select your desired machine ,
and click NEXT to continue
As showed in the image below . . .

4- select source-vm-hyperv

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In Next Screen of  DESTINATION SYSTEM , select the destination VMWARE ESXi Server
As showed in the image below . . .

5- select destination server.

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In the next screen of  DESTINATION VIRTUAL MACHINE , Click NEXT to continue (Or you can change the machine name label here)
As showed in the image below . . .

6- select name.

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In the next screen of  DESTINATION LOCATION , Select the datastore location (the drive where you want upload the vm)
As showed in the image below . . .

7- select datastore.
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In the next screen , it will show you all the options before finally start converting, review all the options and modify if any required. then Click NEXT , and then FINISH to start converting the machine
As showed in the image below . . .

8- final

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Finally it will start conversion of the hyper v machine into Vmware Esxi.
As showed in the image below . . .

9- status.

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Regard’s
Syed Jahanzaib

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