Convert a *.VHD with VMware Converter 4


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I created a short movie about the process of converting a Microsoft VHD image into a VMware Virtual Machine VMware Converter 4 Standalone. You can download the VMware Converter 4 standalone version here: http://www.vmware.com/download/converter/

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Due to problems with embedded movie players and a WordPress.com hosted blog, I can’t embedded the movie here. So click on the above picture or op the following url: VMware_Converter_4_Standalone_Convert_VHD

13 thoughts on “Convert a *.VHD with VMware Converter 4

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  2. Mike Groseclose

    Thanks for the video. I tried to follow it. I selected Third Party virtual machine from the drop-down and pointed it to my Virtual PC file (.vmc). I get the following message:

    the object or item referred to could not be found

    Here are some statements from the log:

    [2009-07-17 12:52:50.406 02652 error ‘App’] SourceSelectPluginModel::BuildFilter 3rd party type microsoftVirtualPCVM not found
    [2009-07-17 12:52:50.406 02652 error ‘App’] SourceSelectPluginModel::BuildFilter 3rd party type parallelsVM not found
    [2009-07-17 12:52:50.406 02652 error ‘App’] SourceSelectPluginModel::BuildFilter 3rd party type vmwareVCBBackup not found
    [2009-07-17 12:52:50.406 02652 error ‘App’] SourceSelectPluginModel::BuildFilter 3rd party type livestateBackup not found
    [2009-07-17 12:52:50.406 02652 error ‘App’] SourceSelectPluginModel::BuildFilter 3rd party type shadowProtectBackup not found
    [2009-07-17 12:52:50.406 02652 error ‘App’] SourceSelectPluginModel::BuildFilter 3rd party type acronisBackup not found
    [2009-07-17 12:52:50.406 02652 error ‘App’] SourceSelectPluginModel::BuildFilter 3rd party type vmwareVM not found
    [2009-07-17 12:52:50.406 02652 error ‘App’] SourceSelectPluginModel::BuildThirdpartyHostedExtVector 3rd party type vmwareVM not found
    [2009-07-17 13:02:40.140 02652 verbose ‘ConverterFrontEnd’] Keep alive signal sent at: 2009-07-17 17:02:40.140
    [2009-07-17 13:09:28.953 02652 info ‘ServerLoginSession’] Logging out of the Converter Server. (Session ID = “B323274C-C405-41F4-A9E1-1DD2ECE4B54C”)

    Any thoughts? I googled it and nothing seemed to apply.

    Reply
  3. jens

    Hi Mike,

    I’ve got the same problem and found out that the path to the vmc file was to long. I’ve copied it to, for example, D:\temp and then it worked.

    regards,
    Jens

    Reply
  4. Mario

    Hi,

    your title says that Convert a *.VHD with VMware Converter 4

    but in vmware converter there is no option to select VHD file

    Reply
  5. Erwan

    Having trouble here. Hyper-V virtual machines are described in an xml file, no vmc here.
    Can you possibily be mixing hyper-v and vpc ?

    Reply
  6. Frank

    Looking to run an existing xp pro 64 bit system as a virtual machine. Kind of tired of dual booting vista ultimate and xp pro (for some legacy work that I still have to maintain).

    Since windows virtual pc 2007 doesnt support 64 bit os’s as guest (even though documentation I’ve seen shows it does) I figured I’d try vmware.

    however, when I try to convert the vmc file over I get an “The object or Item referred to could not be found” message.

    This happens regardless of a clean VM of xp pro 32 bit, or the converted over xp pro 64 bit.

    I’ve also tried to conver the powered on machine directly and get a diffferent error about a network issue or something like that.

    Any thoughts? I’ve also put the vmc file in my g:\virtualdisks\ directory since someone here suggested the path was too long….

    Thanks

    Frank

    Reply
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  9. zahelltemp

    Dude you’re not showing how to “Convert a *.VHD with VMware Converter 4” !!! You’re converting proper VirtualPC virtual machine, using *.VMC file!! Try converting just VHD file, and change your article’s title, don’t waste people’s time !

    Reply

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