VMware to Hyper-V Migration

VMware to Hyper-V Migration There probably hasn’t been a larger impact on IT efficiency in the last decade than virtualisation. With more and more solutions coming onto the market; it’s not uncommon to be running different versions in your environment. However; while it’s common to want to move guests from VMware to Hyper-V – it doesn’t mean it’s not a challenge. We’ll be covering the main steps to consider if you’re looking at migrating from VMware to Hyper-V in your environ

Nakivo Backup and Replication

Nakivo Backup and Replication Nakivo is a software development company that began in 2012. Their flagship product is Nakivo Backup and Replication which is focused on protecting virtualised environments. Specifically VMware and Hyper-V. We’re going to go through a brief review of the main features. Backing up Virtual Machines Nakivo allows for backup to a variety of different destinations and locations. This includes on premise and also in the cloud. The awesome part of back

Quickly perform a P2V Recovery into Hyper-V using Windows Backup

Quickly perform a P2V Recovery into Hyper-V using Windows Backup Recently my Windows 10 work laptop become unusable – completely dead. No way to get it going again. This left me with a bit of an issue – how am I going to be able to work without my laptop? Since we preach backup, backup, backup here at TMB – you’d not be surprised to know that I had a backup of my laptop available and a lot of test machines running Hyper-V. This gave me the idea I can run a P2V recovery of my

How to convert a VM from Hyper-V to VMware using StarWind V2V Converter

How to convert a VM from Hyper-V to VMware using StarWind V2V Converter In a lot of situations, businesses opt to run multi-environment configurations. Examples of this are Windows and Linux servers, or VMware and Hyper-V virtual environments. We’ll be focusing on the later by showing step by step how to convert a guest machine from Hyper-V to VMware using StartWind’s free V2V converter tool. This means that a Hyper-V guest can then be run within a VMware environment (and may

How to: Convert from VMDK to VHDX

How to: Convert from VMDK to VHDX Recently we have had a raised number of requests asking if we’re able to recover backups made within VMware into a Hyper-V environment. Seems like a reasonable enough request (although we hadn’t done this before). This involved finding out a way to convert from vmdk to vhdx file formats so that the VMware guest is compatible within the Hyper-V environment. SPOILER: We were able to do this successfully and I’m outlining a couple of methods and

Physical to Virtual Disaster Recovery How To

Physical to virtual can be a simple task that is an efficient way to recover your data in a disaster recovery situation. This concept uses tools already present in your virtual environment normally used for P2V conversions (we outline the benefits of P2V here). Essentially, you’d execute a regular P2V conversion on systems which are down and unavailable. Basic steps for performing physical to virtual recovery Regardless of the virtualization solution you’re running; below are

P2V – What are the benefits?

P2V – What are the benefits? Common questions we receive are around physical to virtual (P2V) recoveries and migrations. The benefits are what’s raised more often than not. Below are examples which we believe make it valid to go from physical to virtual. Many vendors (such as VMWare) offer their own tools to convert your machine to guest: https://www.vmware.com/au/products/converter.html. Future-proofing With the ever increasing capabilities of hardware; now more than ever on