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    Hyper-V to VMWare ESXI

    Hi All,

    Hope everyone is ok!

    Just a quick one, whats the quickest way to migrate a Hyper-V machine to a VMWare ESXI machine. I've tried VMWare converter but no luck as it says version not supported!

    Anyway I can import the VHDX files into ESXI ?


    Thanks In Advance

    Chris.

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    Hi,

    Without knowing the versions this is a bit of a guess but have you tried treating the Hyper-V VMs as physical machines and effectivly doing a P2V conversion?

    Cheers

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    Yes tried that Im trying to convert / migrate from 2012 Hyper-V to VMWare 5.1

    Tried that got a weird message from converter asking me to try an earlier version of Hyper-V - so a P2V wont work. I've lifted the VHDX files form the server and they are on my local machine.

    Any ideas how I can convert these and migrate them into ESXI ?

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    I did this in our Luxembourg office... VMWare converter did the trick for us... took a hell of a long time mind. Are you sure you're doing it right and have the latest version of the converter?

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    Yeah got converter off of VMWares site, Converter is 5.5.1. Ill show you the error message.

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    I'd log on to the guest Hyper V vm and installed VMware converter then convert the 'local machine'.

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    Wouldnt that just convert the Hyper-V host ? I dont want to do that I want the VM's from inside the host migrating to ESXI not the actual 2012 Server. ??

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    Just treat them as physical machines and use VMware converter to convert them to VMs.

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    Tried that... can't connect to them via IP as going through a virtual switch.

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    I'm surprised that causes issues.

    Do what @fairm010 suggested then - that'd do the job.

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    Its what I did in my hyper v to VMware project

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    Ok thanks guys, i've installed VMWare converter on my Hyper-V host and I'm treating the VM's like physical machines but i get an error which says Unable to contact specified host... but I can ping it and log in to it as Administrator ?

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    Install vmware converter on each individual VM and then convert the local machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    i've installed VMWare converter on my Hyper-V host
    Must be installed on each Guest. Are you using the IP of the management interface of the ESXi box?

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    Sorted, yes Have installed converter on Hyper-V and have now got machines converting.. it was an Administrator account problem!!

    Thanks everyone!

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