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Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) – Retirement of the product

06/08/2016

Microsoft announced this week the withdrawal of MVMC as product later this year.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/scvmm/2016/06/04/important-update-regarding-microsoft-virtual-machine-converter-mvmc/

For those who don’t know or don’t remember MVMC its function, it is a plugin to convert physical machines (P2V) or other virtual platforms (V2V) for VMs in Hyper-V.

What to use in place of MVMC?

The suggestion is to use the Azure Recovery Site, but it actually is a service and it would not be useful when the desire is to climb on-push environment VMs.

However, in the case of the client that wants to transform the physical environment (P2V) for cloud (IaaS) Azure Recovery Site is the best option.

And for those who need to do V2V hosted on VMWare to Hyper-V can use VMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) that processes the conversion natively.

Finally, for cases of physical-to-virtual machine conversion (P2V) you can use Disk2VHD as already commented on other occasions and is a very well-known product to generate VHDs from physical disks, which I discussed in 2009: http://www.marcelosincic.com.br/post/Ferramenta-to-convert-HD-physical-(in-use)-para-VHD.aspx (pt-BR)

Link of Disk2VHD: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415.aspx

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