How to Convert VMware ESX VM to Hyper-V

To convert a VMware ESX / ESXi virtual machine to a Hyper-V virtual machine, you could use a new tool called “Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter”

You can download it at 


Requirements to convert ESX VMs to Hyper-V using Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter:

You need to use a local administrator user.

Install the MSI on one of these operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Before you install MVMC, you must install the following software on the computer on which MVMC will run:

        • Operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012 (full installation)
        • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4 if installing MVMC on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
        • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 if installing MVMC on Windows Server 2012

Read the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Administration Guide for details on supported configurations for virtual machine and virtual disk conversion

      Before installing Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Plug-in for VMware vSphere Client, you will need one of the following versions of vSphere Client, in addition to the system requirements for Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter:

      • VMware vSphere Client 4.1
      • VMware vSphere Client 5.0

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