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Welcome to contoso.se! My name is Anders Bengtsson and this is my blog about Azure infrastructure and system management. I am a senior engineer in the FastTrack for Azure team, part of Azure Engineering, at Microsoft.  Contoso.se has two main purposes, first as a platform to share information with the community and the second as a notebook for myself.

Everything you read here is my own personal opinion and any code is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties.

Anders Bengtsson

MVP
MVP awarded 2007,2008,2009,2010

My Books
Service Manager Unleashed
Service Manager Unleashed
Orchestrator Unleashed
Orchestrator 2012 Unleashed
OMS
Inside the Microsoft Operations Management Suite

Vmware > SCVMM

This weekend I have been playing in the sandpit with Hyper-V (build 6.0.6001.18016), System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (beta), Vmware and Windows Server 2008. I had a lot of issues first (for example I often lost the connection to the server from the console) but after I applied SCVMM2008_Beta_ServerUpdate.msp the console started to work much better.

After moved one of my Vmware machines into the SCVMM library I started to converted it. The virtual-to-virtual conversion wizard was successfully but there was a couple of warnings saying that “Boot or system volume on the virtual machine is not found”. The virtual machine started but did not find a harddisk to boot from.

I think the problem was the Vmware virtual machine disc configuration. After I changed it and re-imported the machine in SCVMM library the virtual-to-virtual conversion was successfully without any warnings. I recommend you to uninstall Vmware tools before you convert the machine as you cant uninstall it without the “vmware tools.msi” file, that is easy accessible on your Vmware host, it works much better uninstalling it on the Vmware host in general.

In my sandpit a virtual-to-virtual conversion for a 19GB large machine took 11 minutes. next step will be to get everything monitored by Operations Manager 2007.