Introducing the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter BETA (MVMC) by Richard Qi

MMS2012 at Vegas last week was awesome. If you followed the keynotes, both keynotes were very good. You can watch Keynote and Breakout sessions at http://www.mms-2012.com/digitalmms.

Same excitments are shared by medias too. I saw some good articles on some popular sites.

eweek: Windows Server 8 is Now Officially Windows Server 2012

Meanwhile, at MMS, Microsoft’s Anderson said IT organizations that use System Center 2012 and Windows Server with Hyper-V for cloud computing are helping their companies move faster, save money and compete better. For example, EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services, a luxury car service headquartered in New Jersey, has used a Microsoft private cloud to reduce data center costs by 50 percent, amid 30 percent company growth during the past 18 months. With more than 1,000 employees, EmpireCLS relies on the Microsoft private cloud to deliver a reliable reservation system to customers in more than 700 cities around the world. Using System Center 2012, EmpireCLS also used its cloud environment to create a new business with its BeTransported software as a service (SaaS) offering. The application is now in use broadly within the car service industry.

Network world: Your move, VMware:Windows Server ‘8’ Becomes Windows Server 2012

BetaNews: Meet Windows Server 2012

Windows IT Pro: MMS 2012: The Evolution of Data Center Computing

The Register: Microsoft goes global with System Center 2012 at MMC

Windows IT Pro: MMS 2012: System Center 2012 Released, Windows Server ‘8’ Now Windows Server 2012

Network World: Hyper-V: Hyper Adoption

TechTarget: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 released – and new Windows Intune is on the way

ZDNet: Windows Server 8 officially dubbed Windows Server 2012

Windows IT Pro: It’s Official: Windows Server 2012

Now the question is How can I migrate from VMWare to Hyper-V?

Introducing the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter BETA (MVMC).

The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Beta Solution Accelerator is a 4 MB (yes, 4 MB) download that converts VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V. The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter:

  • Provides a quick, low-risk option for VMware customers to evaluate Hyper-V
  • Converts VMware VMs, virtual disks and configuration, (memory, virtual processor, etc.) from the source to Hyper-V
  • Uninstalls the VMware tools on the source VM and installs the Hyper-V Integration Services as appropriate
  • Includes an easy-to-use wizard-driven GUI simplifying VM conversion

The current MVMC Beta supports converting virtual machines created with:

  • VMware vSphere 4.1
  • VMware vSphere 5.0

To virtual machines for:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1

Support for Windows Server “8” Hyper-V is in the works, but not in the current MVMC Beta release.

Here’s the link on Connect site: https://connect.microsoft.com/site14/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=7594&InvitationID=MVMC-PK9Q-BR47

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