Virtual Machine Converter to Be Retired

A free tool used for converting physical computer configurations and virtual machines (VMs) to Hyper-V will be retired in 2017. The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) tool is a lightweight, stand-alone application that can convert physical machines and VMware VMs to Hyper-V VMs. In a June 2016 announcement, Microsoft said that the tool will remain available for download only until June 3, 2017. The company recommends that customers use the Azure Site Recovery (ASR) service as the preferred tool to do conversions for both Azure and on-premises deployments.

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