Handy Tool for Converting KVM / VMware Images to Hyper-V

I was recently involved in a conversation where people needed to convert a handful of KVM virtual machine images to Hyper-V.  Now, the QEMU project already includes the necessary tools to do this – but what if you do not have a Linux computer handy?  Well – thankfully the people over at Cloudbase Solutions have recently ported the qemu-img tool to Windows.

You can download it here: http://www.cloudbase.it/qemu-img-windows/

To use this tool to convert a KVM image to Hyper-V you just need to run:

qemu-img convert -f qcow2 “SourceDisk.img” -O vhdx -o subformat=dynamic “Destination.vhdx”

To use it to convert a VMware image to Hyper-V you need to run:

qemu-img convert -f vmdk “SourceDisk.vmdk” -O vhdx -o subformat=dynamic “Destination.vhdx”

Very useful!

Cheers,
Ben