The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Tool:
- Provides a quick, low-risk option for VMware customers to evaluate Hyper-V
- Converts VMware VMs, virtual disks and configuration, (memory, virtual processor, etc.) from the source to Hyper-V
- Uninstalls the VMware tools on the source VM and installs the Hyper-V Integration Services as appropriate
- Includes an easy-to-use wizard-driven GUI simplifying VM conversion
The current MVMC Beta supports converting virtual machines created with:
- VMware vSphere 4.1
- VMware vSphere 5.0
To virtual machines for:
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V
- Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1
Download Virtual Machine Converter Beta
Short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine, KVM, is not as widely deployed as other open source hypervisors, but its stature is growing rapidly. KVM is a full virtualization hypervisor and can run both Windows and Linux guests.
Kernel-based Virtual Machine, KVM
Xen supports paravirtualization and "hardware assisted" virtualization for modified and un-modified guests, respectively.
OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux which has become quite popular among the mass-market Linux hosting providers as an inexpensive way to provide virtual private servers.
VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris and Mac OS X and can support all those operating systems as guests.