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Tip - VMWare to Hyper-V migration

Veeam Logoby JoshRountree » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:02 pm

Cliff notes - having problems backing up a Hyper-V cluster and you've moved VMs around? Do a re-scan on the cluster IP in backup infrastructure.



I have recently migrated from VMware to Hyper-V and used Double Take Move. It's unfortunate that Microsoft has just released a converter that can do online conversions, but it wasn't available when I started my migration.

I want to share some experience with my migration. Double Take Move has worked well so far, but when it migrates a VM it doesn't put the configuration files and VHDs in the exact spot I would like. It doesn't add the virtual machine to the cluster either. When a VM is migrated and I have the integration tools installed and everything is running OK I will move the VM to the correct spot on my clustered shared volumes and add the VM role to the cluster to make it highly available. During the time when it is only on the Hyper-V host there is a good chance Veeam will back it up, especially if you have your backup server pointed to the cluster IP and not individuals hosts. This is fine and worked ok, but after you move it around and/or add it to the cluster Veeam gets confused. Long story short out of 18 VMs I had 9 warnings, 3 failures, and 3 successes. Yesterday I went into my Veeam backup server, backup infrastructure and did a "re-scan" on the host. All successes!!!! Doing this will update Veeam on the hosts, their volumes, and what's connected to it.

Any migration is scary, but stick with it, it'll work out...

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Re: Tip - VMWare to Hyper-V migration

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:20 pm

Josh, thanks for sharing. Moving VMs around can indeed cause Veeam B&R confusions. Glad you were able to resolve everything fast.
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Re: Tip - VMWare to Hyper-V migration

Veeam Logoby andriktr » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:37 pm

What do you mean when saying " Microsoft has just released a converter that can do online conversions"?
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Re: Tip - VMWare to Hyper-V migration

Veeam Logoby JoshRountree » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:10 pm

I spent quite a bit of time trying to find a way to migrate VMs from VMware to Hyper-V and say lots of confusing information. The end result for me was that Microsoft's tools couldn't migrate a VM while it was on (online), but I'm pretty sure that has just changed with their most recent release of their converter tools.
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Re: Tip - VMWare to Hyper-V migration

Veeam Logoby rdorman » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:40 pm

MVMC (the Microsoft tool) has been deprecated in favor of Azure migration tools. Grab it now while you can.
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Re: Tip - VMWare to Hyper-V migration

Veeam Logoby enoch » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:48 am

rdorman wrote:MVMC (the Microsoft tool) has been deprecated in favor of Azure migration tools. Grab it now while you can.


But it does only work to migrate to Azure and not on premise Hyper-V right?


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Re: Tip - VMWare to Hyper-V migration

Veeam Logoby rdorman » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:46 pm

MVMC is the on-prem P2V tool that has been out for a couple of years. It is being replaced with an Azure oriented toolset.
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Re: Tip - VMWare to Hyper-V migration

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:03 am

Correct, but tools are still there. For example, 5Nine has a V2V converter: http://www.5nine.com/vmware-hyper-v-v2v ... -free.aspx
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[MERGED] Vsphere to Hyper-v

Veeam Logoby lukejf » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:16 am

Hey Guys
Just wondering if veeam offers any tools to migrate from vsphere to hyper-v. The only way i have managed to do it so far is run final veeam backup, Shutdown vm.
restore VMDK File and then use MS conversion tool , to convert the vmdk to vhd. Just wondering if anyone can suggest a better method.
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Re: Tip - VMWare to Hyper-V migration

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:38 am

Just wondering if veeam offers any tools to migrate from vsphere to hyper-v

Nope, we don't provide any cross-platform migration means.

For more information regarding available options, see answers provided above.

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Re: Tip - VMWare to Hyper-V migration

Veeam Logoby jmmarton » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:49 pm

An option might be to install the agent into the VM and back it up like it's a physical server, then export the disk(s) out to the other hypervisor's disk format. Probably not officially supported, but it's an option.

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Re: Tip - VMWare to Hyper-V migration

Veeam Logoby Jonathan » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:15 am

jmmarton wrote:An option might be to install the agent into the VM and back it up like it's a physical server, then export the disk(s) out to the other hypervisor's disk format.
Joe


+1

I used this method extensively and it works great!
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[MERGED] convert VMs from Hyper-V to VMware with Veeam

Veeam Logoby Leahcim » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:26 am

Hello,
did anyone know a way to convert Hyper-V VMs to VMware VMs with Veeam 9.5 ? I will create a backup from the Hyper-V machines and then restore the VM as a VMware VM. Is this possible with Veeam 9.5 ?

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Re: convert VMs from Hyper-V to VMware with Veeam

Veeam Logoby CarlMcDade » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:12 am

I dont think this is possible due to the alliance partnerships with both VMware and Microsoft.

You can backup the Hyper-V VM with Windows Agent for Windows and restore to a VMDK format. You can then create a virtual machine pointing to this VMDK

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Re: convert VMs from Hyper-V to VMware with Veeam

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:31 am 1 person likes this post

did anyone know a way to convert Hyper-V VMs to VMware VMs with Veeam 9.5 ?

We do not support this scenario natively. So, feel free to use workaround suggested by Carl. Thanks.
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