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Adding the VMware Files to the VMM Library
== Adding the VMware Files to the VMM Library ==
A VMM Library is essentially a network share folder in which files are stored. The default location for the VMM Library share on a VMM Library server is named ''MSSCVMMLibrary'' which may be located by selecting ''Network'' from the Windows Start menu and navigating to the appropriate server. To add the VMware ''.vmdk'' disk and ''.vmx'' configuration files to the library simply copy them into the library share folder of the library server. Once the files have been copied it may be necessary to refresh the library before the files will be added to the library catalog. To achieve this, start the ''VMM Administrator Console'' (for details refer to the chapter entitled [[A Guided Tour of the VMM Administrator Console]]) and select the ''Library'' view from the pane located in the bottom left hand corner of the window. From the Library view, right click on the library to which the files were added from the list in the top right hand pane and select ''Refresh''. Once the refresh has been performed the files will be visible in the library and ready to be converted. The following figure illustrates a library containing a Windows XP Professional VMware virtual disk file:  [[Image:vmm_vmware_to_hyper-v_v2v_library.jpg|A VMware vmdk file imported into VMM Library]]  The .vmx configuration may be viewed by selecting the ''VMs and Templates'' link as illustrated below:  [[Image:vmm_v2v_vmx_properties.jpg|A VMware .vmx configuration file imported into VMM Library]]  The virtual machine properties contained with the VMware .vmx file may be viewed and modified prior to the V2V conversion by selecting the .vmx file in the library (as illustrated in the case of the WinXPPro.vmx file in the above figure) and selecting ''Properties'' from the resulting menu. The following screen shows the memory settings for the WinXPPro .vmx configuration file:  [[Image:vmm_viewing_editing_vmware_vmx_properties.jpg|Viewing and changing the properties of a VMware vmx file inside the VMM Administrator Console]] Any changes made to the configuration will be reflected in the converted virtual machine. An opportunity to alter these settings is also provided by the ''Convert Virtual machine'' wizard during the conversion configuration process. == Performing a VMware to Hyper-V V2V Conversion == The conversion process is largely the same regardless of whether the destination for the VMware virtual machine is a Hyper-V or Virtual Server environment. The conversion begins by clicking on the ''Convert virtual machine'' link located in the ''Actions'' pane of the VMM Administrator Console. Once selected, the ''Convert Virtual machine'' wizard will appear, prompting for a virtual machine to be converted. Click on the ''Browse'' button to view a list of VMware files in the library suitable for conversion:  [[Image:vmm_vmware_files.jpg|List of VMware files located in the library]]  Once a virtual machine has been selected for conversion, click ''Next'' to give the destination virtual machine a name and to assign an owner (if the default owner is not acceptable). Clicking ''Next'' displays the ''VM Configuration'' screen where the number of process and amount of memory to be assigned to the destination virtual machine may be altered from those configured for the source VMware virtual machine. The next screen is where the target host for the converted virtual machine is selected. A list of known hosts is provided which may be filtered using the provided search options located above the list. Having selected a destination host, click next to configure the location on the host's file system for storage of the converted virtual machine files. On the remaining screens, configure the virtual networks on the destination host to which any pre-configured virtual network adapters are to be connected and additional settings relating to the behavior of the virtual machine when the host system starts and stops. Clicking Next displays the Summary screen:   [[Image:vmm_v2v_wizard_summary.jpg|The V2V wizard summary screen]]  Review the summary information and click ''Create'' to begin the V2V conversion process. The duration of the conversion process will vary depending on a variety of factors such as the size of the disk image files and the performance and location of the destination host. The progress of the conversion process is reported on the ''Jobs'' dialog which is displayed by default at the start of the creation process. If the Jobs dialog is not configured to appear by default, it may be launched by clicking on the Jobs button in the VMM Administrator Console toolbar.   [[Image:vmm_v2v_jobs.jpg|The progress of a VMM 2008 V2V conversion]]  Once the conversion process completes (and assuming it completes successfully), the converted virtual machine will appear in the inventory of the destination host ready to be started.
== Performing a VMware to Hyper-V V2V Conversion ==

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