Convert vmdk to VHDx with Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator and HyperV
There are a lot of tools on the Internet about converting vmdk files to vhd. Microsoft has a cool utility to convert vmdk to vhd format, called Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator. It is less than 5 MB and the conversion is very simple.
Lets go over how to convert vmdk to VHD easily. If you are running Windows 8, you can easily play with HyperV 3.0 and/or export import your VMs between Windows 8 Hyper-V to Windows 2012 🙂
First, the download link is:
Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator:
The installation is very easy, 4 x “Next” :
After the install completes, run the program, it supports VMware Virtual machines when guest OS is one of the followings:
- windows Server 2003 SP2
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
As I don’t want to connect it to VCenter, and have local vmdk file, open elevated cmd, and go to
c:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator
directory and run:
MVDC.exe SOURCEDISK DESTINATIONDISK
do not forget to add /Dyn if you want it to be dynamic.
The tool has the following switches:
And then once you attach it to a VM on HyperV you can convert it to VHDX format via HyperV console.
Update: 4/19/2014: Version 2 of MVMC 2.0 is now available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42497