Il 9 Maggio 2014 è stato rilasciato Microsoft® Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) Versione 2.0, la soluzione stand-alone (supportata da Microsoft) per chi intende convertire macchine virtuali da un Host ESX di VMware a un Host di virtualizzazione Microsoft Hyper-V. La nuova versione inoltre è già Windows Azure™ aware!
MVMC ver. 2.0 lo si può scaricare gratuitamente da questo link : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42497 ed è composto da :
Requisiti di sistema
Sul computer che eseguirà Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) devi prima installare i seguenti software :
- Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 operating systems
- Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 e .NET Framework 4 se installi MVMC su Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
oppure Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 se installi MVMC su Windows Server 2012 o Windows 8.
- Visual C++® Redistributable per Visual Studio® 2012 Update 1
Operating System Supportati:
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
Nuove Funzionalità in MVMC 2.0:
MVMC 2.0 release of MVMC includes the following new features:
- Converts virtual disks that are attached to a VMware virtual machine to virtual hard disks (VHDs) that can be uploaded to Windows Azure.
- Provides native Windows PowerShell capability that enables scripting and integration into IT automation workflows.
Note The command-line interface (CLI) in MVMC 1.0 has been replaced by Windows PowerShell in MVMC 2.0.
- Supports conversion and provisioning of Linux-based guest operating systems from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts.
- Supports conversion of offline virtual machines.
- Supports the new virtual hard disk format (VHDX) when converting and provisioning in Hyper-V in Windows Server® 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012.
- Supports conversion of virtual machines from VMware vSphere 5.5, VMware vSphere 5.1, and VMware vSphere 4.1 hosts Hyper-V virtual machines.
- Supports Windows Server® 2012 R2, Windows Server® 2012, and Windows® 8 as guest operating systems that you can select for conversion.
Funzionalità Standard in MVMC :
In addition to the new features previously identified, MVMC provides the following functionality:
- Converts and deploys virtual machines from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts on any of the following operating systems: Windows Server® 2012 R2,Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
- Converts VMware virtual machines, virtual disks, and configurations for memory, virtual processor, and other virtual computing resources from the source to Hyper-V.
- Adds virtual network interface cards (NICs) to the converted virtual machine on Hyper-V.
- Supports conversion of virtual machines from VMware vSphere 5.5, VMware vSphere 5.0, and VMware vSphere 4.1 hosts to Hyper-V.
- Has a wizard-driven GUI, which simplifies performing virtual machine conversions.
- Uninstalls VMware Tools before online conversion (online only) to provide a clean way to migrate VMware-based virtual machines to Hyper-V.
Important MVMC takes a snapshot of the virtual machine that you are converting before you uninstall VMware Tools, and then shuts down the source machine to preserve state during conversion. The virtual machine is restored to its previous state after the source disks that are attached to the virtual machine are successfully copied to the machine where the conversion process is run. At that point, the source machine in VMware can be turned on, if required.
Important MVMC does not uninstall VMware Tools in an offline conversion. Instead, it disables VMware services, drivers, and programs only for Windows Server guest operating systems. For file conversions with Linux guest operating systems, VMware Tools are not disabled or uninstalled. We highly recommend that you manually uninstall VMware Tools when you convert an offline virtual machine.
- Supports Windows Server and Linux guest operating system conversion.
- Includes Windows PowerShell capability for offline conversions of VMware-based virtual hard disks (VMDK) to a Hyper-V–based virtual hard disk file format (.vhd file).
Note: The offline disk conversion does not include driver fixes.