Convert vmdk to VHDx with Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator and HyperV

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There are a lot of tools on the Internet about converting vmdk files to vhd. Microsoft has a cool utility to convert vmdk to vhd format, called Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator. It is less than 5 MB and the conversion is very simple.

Lets go over how to convert vmdk to VHD easily. If you are running Windows 8, you can easily play with HyperV 3.0 and/or export import your VMs between Windows 8 Hyper-V to Windows 2012 :)

First, the download link is:

 

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34591

The installation is very easy, 4 x “Next” :

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator:

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator:

 

After the install completes, run the program, it supports VMware Virtual machines when guest OS is one of the followings:

    • windows Server 2003 SP2
    • Windows Server 2008
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vista

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator:

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator:

As I don’t want to connect it to VCenter, and have local vmdk file, open elevated cmd, and go to

c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator

directory and run:

MVDC.exe SOURCEDISK DESTINATIONDISK

do not forget to add /Dyn if you want it to be dynamic.

 

MVDC.exe SOURCEDISK DESTINATIONDISK

The tool has the following switches:

MVDC.exe

And then once you attach it to a VM on HyperV you can convert it to VHDX format via HyperV console.

Convert Virtual Hard Disk to vhdx

Have fun.

Bulent Tolu

Bulent Tolu

Bulent is an IT professional with Master's in MIS and 10-years of experience in broad range of Information Technologies. He is exposed to engineering/architecting, implementation/integration, and administration of various high-available IT systems and infrastructure. He has a passion to continually research, test and evaluate new technologies and follow industry best practices to secure and optimize IT systems. Currently, he lives in Istanbul and works as a Sr. Cloud Computing and Virtualization Consultant. He has a diverse knowledge and interest in Virtualization and Cloud Computing.

:: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5
Data Center Administration (VCAP5-DCA)
:: VTSP (VMware Certified Technical Sales Professional 5)
:: MCSE(Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) – Private Cloud 2012
:: CCEE(Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer)
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3 Comments

  1. Robert Margeson says:

    Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator does not work with R2 2012, yet another bust and reason why VMware will continue to be the leader in Virtualization.

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