Release: Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0

Microsoft has released version 3.0 of its converter tool from the VMware platform to Hyper-V and Windows Azure, the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC). Version 3.0 is the follow-up of version 2.0 which was released in April this year.

New in this version is that the MVMC is now also able to do a Physical to Virtual (P2V) migration of machines running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista or above.

MVMC provides native support for Windows PowerShell, it enables scripting and integration with data center automation workflows such as those authored and run within Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator R2. It can also be invoked through the Windows PowerShell command-line interface. In addition to the Windows PowerShell capability, MVMC provides a wizard-driven GUI to facilitate virtual machine conversion.