Thursday, June 25, 2009

Converting Hyper-v VHD to VMware

Real bummer. I had to power off my server that was running Hyper-v and the whole bunch of VMs. Until I get the hyper-v host back, I decided to continue my development on one of the machines by converting it into vmware. The general VMware converter that allows you to convert from VHD is not working with POWERED OFF hyper-v VHD. apparently you can convert it only as a physical machine by giving the IP address, which in my case is not possible as I do not have another Hyper-v host. I guess I have to be patient and wait for the server to get back

:-(

5 comments:

George said...

I guess you should

Natalya Voskresenskaya [SharePoint MVP] said...

Thank you, George! great advice :-D

Maish said...

Natalya - you might want to try this, it may help you out

http://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter

Isaac said...

Have you tried running the hard drive in virtual server or virtual pc? I'm not sure of the exact compatibility... Another option you might consider is VHDMount, to extract the data.

Natalya Voskresenskaya [SharePoint MVP] said...

Maish, thank you. It worked!!!