Today, Microsoft is announcing the upcoming retirement of Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC). This announcement covers all released versions of MVMC (1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1). Moving forward, we recommend using Azure Recovery Services (ASR) as the tool of choice for migrating your physical and virtual workloads.
Microsoft will continue to support MVMC for a full calendar year after this announcement. Support will officially end on June 03, 2017. At that time, we will no longer offer MVMC on the download center and we will also retire associated content.
Q: What is Microsoft’s roadmap for virtual machine conversion utilities?
A: Azure Site Recovery is Microsoft’s standard for converting physical and virtual machines. We suggest using this tool for physical-to-virtual (P2V), Hyper-V, and VMware conversions to both Azure and on-premises deployments. We continue to invest in this technology and regularly add capabilities and features. In addition, Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager (SC 2012 R2 VMM) will continue to support migrations from VMware vCenter deployments to Hyper-V.
Q: Will MVMC remain available?
A: Yes. MVMC will remain a free download until the retirement date next year.
Q: Will there be a other means to obtain the tool after MVMC is retired?
A: No, the download will be removed. An archive will not be available.
Mark Stanfill, Supportability Program Manager
Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Group