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Hyper-V to VMware

Post by derekf » Jul 07, 2011 10:06 am

I've just watched the "Veeam coming to Hyper-V" video.

I know it's not possible to give timescales or specific details in a public forum, however I was wondering if thoughts are being given on either backups from Hyper-V being restored to VMware or Hyper-V replicating to VMware.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by Gostev » Jul 07, 2011 10:54 am

Hi Derek, basically that's called V2V backups. As always, we are ready to add any feature for which there is high demand. Right now, the interest in this particular feature has been purely theoretical at most. Thanks.

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HyperV to VMware

Post by mbekie » Nov 03, 2011 11:34 am

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I couldn't find an answer on the forum or maybe it's a silly question, but I was wondering if it is possible to migrate a HyperV VM to a VMware VM using VEAAM?

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Re: HyperV to VMware

Post by Gostev » Nov 03, 2011 12:10 pm

No, you need to use VMware Converter to perform this operation.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by benwaynet » Dec 05, 2011 6:32 pm

Please add me to the list what would like the ability to V2V either MS to VMW or VMW to MS

I'm looking to make our Dev,Test,and DR hyperV and only prod VMW

thanks,jb

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by Gostev » Dec 06, 2011 12:26 am

Hi Jason, so what's wrong with those free V2V tools provided by both VMware and Microsoft to convert each other's VMs? Thanks.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by benwaynet » Dec 09, 2011 2:41 pm

We don't have our hyperV environment up yet so I'm not familiar with the V2V tools.
I was just hoping if I use veeam for replication I could replicate from my ESX to hyperV. Same with vms backuped up with veeam that I could just tell it during the restore if it was going to a ESX host or a hyperV host. Making it a one step process.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by htwnrva » Feb 01, 2012 6:01 am

I would like to see this too. This could allow us to lower our VMware budget but running our DR site on Hyper-V and replicating production VMware VMs over to it.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by Gostev » Feb 19, 2012 7:50 pm

Ronny, trust me you would not want to do that. Migrating a VM from VMware to Hyper-V is complex, multi-step process with a lot of moving parts. You don't want to base your disaster recovery on such a complex process required during failover.

Besides, my understanding is that you do not have to license target hosts unless you actually run VMs on them (which only happens during source site disaster, in which case source hosts will not be running, so you can "transfer" those licenses from the source hosts to DR site hosts and thus still be compliant).

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[MERGED] Vmware Vsphere to Hyper-V?

Post by scrappy » Jul 17, 2012 3:37 pm

Does Veem havea product on teh horison that will help migrate vmware images to hyper-v and/or back the other way?
We would like the ability for testing

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by Gostev » Jul 27, 2012 8:46 am

Veeam does not, but both Microsoft and VMware provide such tools for free.

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[MERGED] Using Hyper-V for DR

Post by bbowers » Nov 28, 2012 3:42 pm

If I only have licenses for 3 ESXi hosts and back those up using VMware. Can I use a Hyper-V host to run backups from in an emergency or remote site that I replicate data to?

I'm not really sure how Veeam operates between the Hypervisors as I've always just used one.

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[MERGED] V2V as a replica - Hyper-v to VMware

Post by oshvitzon » Dec 31, 2012 11:55 am

hi all
sorry if its a noob question as this is my first post but i couldn't find this documented anywhere since 6.5 .
my client runs a hyper-v server with 2 VM's , i am deploying another Physical server that i want to run on vmware and that the two vm's will replicate to the new machine daily.
hopefully at the end every server will run one VM and one Backup VM for load balancing.
all i found on V2V is one time tools that convert but not something that will backup and incerement the machines.

any suggestions ?

thanks in advance

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by peske » Jan 12, 2013 10:22 pm

Gostev wrote:Veeam does not, but both Microsoft and VMware provide such tools for free.
Actually it is not quite true. At the moment there's no Microsoft's tool for converting vSphere 5.1 to Hyper-V. And even if there is one, I would prefer Veeam over it. Finally both Microsoft and VMware do have backup tools also, but we are enjoying in Veeam Backup & Replication, right?

One vote for V2V

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by Gostev » Jan 13, 2013 7:55 pm

peske wrote: Actually it is not quite true.
Well, it was absolutely true at the time when I wrote this (half a year ago) :D

Also, in case you are looking to perform large scale migration from VMware to Hyper-V, ask your Microsoft representative about VMMT. This is an automated VMware migration toolkit developed by Microsoft that is based on Veeam products. Current VMMT version uses Veeam B&R 6.5, so it does support vSphere 5.1.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by wmoore » Feb 21, 2013 12:36 am

I have a scenario where I would like to use B&R to replicate a live Hyper-V environment to a warm DR vSphere environment - is this possible? I'm not finding anything, which suggests it isn't but I'd like to confirm.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by Vitaliy S. » Feb 21, 2013 9:44 pm

Hi Wayne, you're correct in your assumption - Veeam does not provide this functionality. Thanks!

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by ferranti_thomas » Mar 11, 2013 8:32 am

Is it possible to have a main datacenter/server running vSphere in NewYork and a backup datacenter/server running Hyper-V in Washington and use Veeam Backup & Replication v6.5 to backup VM's from vSphere (New York) to Hyper-V(Washington) & restore the VM's when needed (from Washington to New York)? Or do I have to use V2V-conversion tool from Acronis or Starwinds?

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by foggy » Mar 11, 2013 9:10 am

Thomas, you have to use V2V conversion tools for that.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by ferranti_thomas » Mar 11, 2013 12:41 pm

Like System Center Virtual Machine Manager (Hyper-V) and vCenter Converter (vSphere)? Or are there others (you suggets)?

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by Vitaliy S. » Mar 11, 2013 7:42 pm 2 people like this post

Yes, both tools you've mentioned can be used in this scenario for one time conversion.

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[MERGED] : Replication between two different Host-Types

Post by wal_ter » Mar 15, 2013 9:11 am

Can i perform a Replication-Job to replicate a VM from a ESX to a HyperV Host?
If not, will this function be a part of further Veeam B&R Versions?

Thanks!

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by veremin » Mar 15, 2013 9:26 am

Can i perform a Replication-Job to replicate a VM from a ESX to a HyperV Host?
No, it's not possible.

Thanks.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by jkintz79 » Aug 01, 2013 6:51 pm

I too am looking to convert a VM from Hyper-V to VmWare. Currently the stand-alone converter from VmWare bombs when converting an Ubuntu 12.04 vm, which is very annoying. I went with Veeam after reading several good reviews, but now am still unable to convert a machine...
http://communities.vmware.com/message/1884331#1884331

The workarounds described in the thread above may work, after hours of troubleshooting and struggling, but aren't acceptable for my environment. Was hoping Veeam was the answer. Will be uninstalling this junk and explaining to my boss what I was doing for the last three days now...

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by foggy » Aug 02, 2013 9:34 am

Veeam B&R is not a solution for V2V conversion, seems that you've misinterpreted those reviews at some point. You should use tools designed specifically to address this task instead (like the ones mentioned in this thread above). Thanks.

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[MERGED] Replicate from Hyper-V 2012 to Vmware 5

Post by karlochacon » Aug 05, 2013 5:16 pm

hi guys

I have a customer who has 7 VMs running right now and he wants to use our Datacenter as a Disaster Recovery Site.

I would like to know if it's possible to use Veeam Replication to replicate these VMs running on Hyper-V 2012 to a Virtual Datacenter running on Vmware 5.1

so Is It possible?
Veeam Replication is enough? For the seeding process I backup this VMs and I take them to Vmwar Site and Restore.
Which Veeam replication I should by? for Hyper-v o for Vmware?


thanks a lot

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Re: Replicate from Hyper-V 2012 to Vmware 5

Post by Gostev » Aug 05, 2013 8:21 pm

Hello Carlos, unfortunately replication between different hypervisors is not supported at all in B&R. Thanks!

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by mbiesheuvel » Jan 29, 2014 8:51 am

Been an half year since last post. Is it now possible to backup hyper-v with veeam and restore it to esx with veeam? I mean.. you guys have both technologies... When I think logic it does not seem very difficult.. the only difference with the 2 versions is the license key.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by foggy » Jan 29, 2014 8:53 am

No, corresponding conversion tools are required to do such kind of migration.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by mbiesheuvel » Jan 29, 2014 9:03 am

The thing is those tools are crappy.. take long and often don't work. I have more faith in you guys.

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