The March issue of the TechNet magazine had a Utility Spotlight on an excellent tool by Matthijs ten Seldam called the VMC2HV Import Tool: TechNet Magazine: Utility Spotlight VMC to Hyper-V Import Tool.
This is a screenshot from the above article:
VMC to Hyper-V Import Tool
The tool enables us to take a Virtual Server based virtual machine along with the requisite VMC file settings and import them into Hyper-V so that there is very disruption to the virtual machine.
Matthijs also has a blog post on the tool: VMC to Hyper-V Import Tool Available.
The tool can be downloaded via the TechNet article, or Matthijs’s blog post.
From Matthijs’s blog:
So what does the tool offer? In a list of features:
· Import of VMC files of both VS2005 and VPC2007
· Creation of VM on local Hyper-V host
· Creation of VM on remote Hyper-V host
· Validation of virtual disk and ISO files in local scenario
· Editing of virtual drive image paths (vhd, vfd, iso)
· Swapping of the first SCSI disk with the first IDE disk
· Specification of static MAC addresses
· Specification of either legacy (emulated) or enhanced network adapter
· Specification of # of virtual processors and resource control
· Specification of management settings
· Specification of COM ports
· Specification of device boot order
· Specification of alternate Virtual Machine path
· Built-in help in CHM file
· Support for both x86 and x64 Vista and Server 2008
For those of us still in the process of migrating VMs from Virtual Server to Hyper-V without the use of System Center Virtual Machine Manager, this tool is quite handy.
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