Hyper-V: Tools

Hyper-V: Tools

This is a list of tools, resources, and external links to download and learn about those tools.


Supported Microsoft Tools (Solution Accelerators, Product Downloads, etc.)

NOTE: This list is roughly in the order of use. For example, you will use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) during the planning phase, which is before deployment. 


Microsoft Products and Solutions that are Built upon Hyper-V Technology


Remote Management from Client Versions of Windows


Unsupported Microsoft Tools (Sysinternals, MSDN/ScriptCenter Code Galleries, TechNet/MSDN Blogs)


Community Tools (CodePlex and blogs)


Third-party Free Tools


Hardware-Specific Tools from OEMs and Vendors


Partner Solutions (Commercially Available)


VMware to Hyper-V Conversion Solutions

  • Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 2.0 - MVMC 2.0 is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution to convert virtual machines and disks from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts and Microsoft Azure.
  • Migration Automation Toolkit for MVMC 2.0 - The MAT is a collection of PowerShell scripts that will automate conversions using MVMC 2.0 and it is back-ended by a SQL instance (SQL Express will work). You can use it to convert several machines at once, on a single server – or scale it out and execute conversions on many servers at the same time.
  • Disk2vhd - A utility that creates Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) versions of physical disks, or VMware VM disks, for use on Hyper-V-based VMs.  Can be used online, and uses Windows' Volume Snapshot capability to create consistent point-in-time snapshots of the volumes you want to include in a conversion.
  • 5nine V2V Easy Converter - Performs fast and non-intrusive host to host conversion and fix-up of selected VMware Virtual Machines to Microsoft Hyper-V VMs with a high conversion success ratio.
  • Xtreme VM Migrator - Builds on top of Microsoft’s MVMC 2.0 and MAT, by providing deep integration into System Center Orchestrator. Xtreme VM Migrator provides complete automation using System Center Orchestrator in order to collect and convert virtual machines from VMware to Hyper-V.
  • Vision Solutions Double-Take MOVE - Migrate physical, virtual, and cloud server workloads with real-time replication from a single, intuitive user console.  Double-Take MOVE migrates your entire server environment including the system state and file system (including file and folder permissions, attributes, compression and encryption settings) without suspending or interrupting production operations.
  • NetApp Project Shift - Utilize the power of the NetApp storage array, in conjunction with MAT4SHIFT, for automation, to rapidly convert VMware virtual machines, over to Hyper-V.  With the array-based approach, migrations of VMs that are terabytes in size, can be completed in just a few minutes.
  • NetIQ PlateSpin Migrate - powerful workload portability solution that automates the process of moving server workloads over the network between physical servers, virtual hosts and image archives. PlateSpin Migrate remotely decouples workloads from the underlying server hardware and streams them to and from physical or virtual hosts - all from a single point of control.

Application-specific Performance Planning/Testing/Analysis tools


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