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Trouble Migrating VMWare VM to Azure RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a folder with the following VM on it:

    Following the instructions here: 
    https://support.microsoft.com/es-cl/help/2977336/configure-an-azure-management-certificate-so-that-microsoft-virtual-ma I made a certificate to upload my virtual machine using MVMC. However, the MVMC assistant prompts me to connect to a vCenter instead of the folder where my files are currently at.

    To avoid this issue, I ended up using StartWind V2V Image Converter, this application gave me a .vhd file which is needed for azure to work properly. When I try to connect this vhd disk in HyperVM to enable the features needed for it to work on azure (
    https://support.microsoft.com/af-za/help/3206074/running-windows-server-2003-on-microsoft-azure) (
    http://fabriccontroller.net/migrating-your-windows-server-2003-workloads-to-microsoft-azure/) When I try to boot the vhd file on hyper VM i just have the PXE boot, which ends up failing and showing the "BIOS" of the VM on hyper V with the error "No operating system was loaded". the SCSI Disk shows as "No UEFI-Compatible file system was found". I've tried enabling/disabling the secure boot option on the VM config file, but so far nothing has worked. 
    I just want to grab the local files that I currently have (screen shot 1) and be able to upload them and made them work in Azure. 

    Any help would be much appreciated.
    • Moved by vikranth s Wednesday, January 31, 2018 5:36 PM Better suited here
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 5:20 PM

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  • I suggest taking a look at using Azure Site Recovery to Migrate from VMware to Azure. Site Recovery can be used in case of disasters but it also provides an easier route to migrate to Azure itself. The documentation is a bit more straightforward than the links you provided: 

    About Azure Site Recovery 

    Migrate on-premises machines to Azure

    Set up disaster recovery to Azure for on-premises VMware VMs

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:52 PM
  • Thank you for your answer Micah. 

    But as I said before, these VM's are not in a vSphere environment, these are just plain VMware workstation machines. Therefore, I really don't know how I would perform the "docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/tutorial-prepare-on-premises-vmware" preparation step, or any others that would involve me interacting with vCenter. 

    Regards, 

    Monday, February 5, 2018 3:32 PM
  • Ah sorry about that. 

    Have you reviewed the MVMC doc to ensure you are hitting all the steps correctly for the conversion? 

    Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0

    This doc goes through all the requirements so you can double check. Since they are just plan VMware machines we will need to get the MCMC to work properly in order to get you up into Azure. Else, you would need to build a new server in Azure to start with and transfer the data over. 

    Monday, February 5, 2018 10:45 PM