How to Convert Citrix XenServer Virtual Machines to Hyper-V

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager

In VMM in System Center 2012 and System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) only, converting a Citrix XenServer virtual machine to a Hyper-V virtual machine is supported by using the physical-to-virtual machine (P2V) conversion process. You do not have to remove the Citrix Tools for Virtual Machines before you start the conversion. Realize that VMM only supports the conversion of virtual machines that are running supported Windows-based guest operating systems.

As of System Center 2012 R2, you can no longer convert a XenServer virtual machine to a Hyper-V virtual machine or perform other P2V conversions in VMM. For information about how to use an earlier version of Virtual Machine Manager to mitigate this change, see the How to perform a P2V in a SCVMM 2012 R2 environment blog.

For more information about the P2V conversion process, see How to Deploy a Virtual Machine by Converting a Physical Computer (P2V).

See Also

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