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Monday, July 23, 2012

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter is RC

Today I received an Email from Microsoft announces that Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter which I posted for it while it was beta ( read here ) is now in a Release Candidate stage.


New in the Release Candidate

In addition to the capabilities that were delivered as part of the beta release, the MVMC Release Candidate:

  • Converts and deploys virtual machines from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts running:
    • Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Release Candidate
  • Adds virtual network interface cards (NICs) to the converted virtual machine on Hyper-V
  • Configures dynamic memory on the converted virtual machine
  • Supports migration of virtual machines that are hosted on a vSphere cluster
  • Supports migration of virtual machines to a Hyper-V host that is part of a failover cluster
  • Enables Microsoft partners to cobrand the tool so that it incorporates their logos


You can download it from Microsoft Connect ( Link )


  1. Is it possible to convert .VHDs to VMX?!

  2. As far as I know that .VMX represents the configuration file for a VMware based virtual machine ( ) , so I think you meant by your question converting from .VHD ( Hyper-V based Virtual disk ) to .VMDK ( VMware based virtual disk ) , if this the answer is NO ! . This tool was designed to allow conversion of VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V ones. If you want to do a .VHD to .VMDK conversion you can go with StarWind Free V2V Converter or utilize WinImage as explained at MyDigitalLife blog ( )