Converting VMware Virtual Machines to Hyper-V using VMM 2008 V2V
VMware based virtual machines can be converted to run with the Microsoft Hyper-V environment using the Virtual to Virtual (V2V) feature of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008. Virtual machines created using VMware Server, VMware Workstation and VMware ESX can be converted to Hyper-V.
Unlike the VMM 2008 Physical to Virtual (P2V) conversion process covered in the Performing Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversions using VMM 2008 chapter, the V2V conversion cannot be performed on a live virtual machine instance. Instead, the V2V conversion process involves shutting down the virtual machine and importing the VMware virtual disk (.vmdk) and configuration file (.vmx) into the VMM 2008 library prior to performing the migration.