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  • interested in doing V2V conversion of 2012 R2 guests from vSphere 5.1 cluster to Hyper-V 2012 R2

    there is a note in here which states:

    With Windows Server 2012 R2, the virtual machine must reside on a VMware vCenter Server 5.5/ESXi 5.5. It cannot be on any older versions of VMware vCenter Server ESXi.

    has anyone actually confirmed this? i don't understand why the conversion can't take place from 5.1 when it clearly supports 2012 R2 from GA and up (U3 currently).  if you've had experience with this please let me know.

    • Moved by BrianEhMVP Wednesday, October 14, 2015 8:25 PM
    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 6:20 PM

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  • Hi armin19,

    Since there have third party software I can not perform a test, but VMM in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and in System Center 2012 R2 supports the V2V machine conversion of virtual machines that are hosted on the following versions of VMware ESX:

    •ESX/ESXi 4.1

    •ESXi 5.1

    More details please refer the following KB:

    Use Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn874008.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    I’m glad to be of help to you!


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    • Proposed as answer by Alex Lv Monday, October 19, 2015 6:12 AM
    Friday, October 16, 2015 2:08 AM
  • With Windows Server 2012 R2, the virtual machine must reside on a VMware vCenter Server 5.5/ESXi 5.5. It cannot be on any older versions of VMware vCenter Server ESXi.

    has anyone actually confirmed this? i don't understand why the conversion can't take place from 5.1 when it clearly supports 2012 R2 from GA and up (U3 currently).  if you've had experience with this please let me know.

    I have been seeking clarification on this statement too. Is the 2012 R2 the Hyper-V host, the VM guest, or server running VMVC?

    I need to move 2008 and 2008 R2 VMs from an ESX 4.1 host to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 host. Will that be a problem? I am planning to install MVMC on the Hyper-V 2012 R2 host.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 9:28 PM