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.

Update: 4/19/2014: Version 2 of MVMC 2.0 is now available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42497 

 

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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