Free tool to convert VMware-based virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V based virtual machines and disks

The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) Solution Accelerator is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the IT pro or solution provider who wants to convert VMware-based virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V®-based virtual machines and disks. MVMC provides the following features: Converts and deploys virtual machines from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts including Hyper-V on Windows… Read more

New KB: A System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 P2V fails at 79% with Error 551

Here’s a new SCVMM 2008 Knowledge Base article we published this morning. If you’re seeing an issue where a P2V fails at 79% with Error 551 or 0x80070002 then you’ll want to check this one out: ===== Symptoms A P2V conversion using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (VMM 2008) fails at 79% completion… Read more

Solution: SCVMM 2008 P2V conversion fails with Error 2927 (0x8033801A)

When performing a Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) conversion to a clustered host with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, it may fail with the following error: Error 2927 A Hardware Management error has occurred trying to contact server %servername. (Unknown error (0x8033801A)) Recommended Action Check that WinRM is installed and running on %servername.  For more information use… Read more

How to add NIC drivers for offline P2V in VMM2008

When performing a physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversion of either a Windows 2000 SP4 server or any Windows based domain controller, the only supported method to do this is via an offline conversion. With offline P2V, the source computer restarts into the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) before VMM converts the physical disks to Virtual Hard Disks (VHDs)…. Read more

New SCVMM Knowledge Base articles for the week ending 04/11/2009

We had two new System Center Virtual Machine Manager Knowledge Base articles published last week.  The first is an issue where a P2V conversion fails with Error 2910 (0x80070005) Access Denied, and the second is a step-by-step on how to collect traces.  If you ever have to do any in-depth SCVMM troubleshooting you’ll be taking… Read more

Two new SCVMM Knowledge Base articles for the week ending 04/04/2009

We had two new System Center Virtual Machine Manager Knowledge Base articles published last week.  The first is on an issue where when trying to migrate a VM you get an error saying the processor is not compatible, and the second is on a P2V conversion issue that can occur if PowerPoint is installed.  Links… Read more