This is the steps I used to convert my VM’s on my laptop from Hyper-V to VMWare Workstation 15. If this post doesn’t seem to give enough information, see my previous test labs with Virtualbox or HyperV
Go to programs and features and uncheck Hyper-V. Reboot.
Installed VMWare Workstation.
Convert the VM’s - Use Starwind Virtual Converter and choose the first option - Expanding vmware disk.
Import the vm’s to VMWare workstation
Open Virtual Network Editor as administrator
- Delete all networks
- Create one called “gwill_priv” which is a host only network
- Disable DHCP
- When I went to start the VM’s after pointing them to the new networks, it gave an error
- fix: Disable Device Guard/Credential Gaurd since I’m on Enterprise
# from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53337 DG_Readiness.ps1 -Disable -AutoReboot
For linux VM’s, you will have to start from scratch, at least I did. just reinstalled the OS. If you start them, they will end up in
dracuterrors and that is a rabbit-hole I didn’t want to mess with. Since mine were just plain Centos 7 VMs with nothing on them yet, it was much easier to use the VMWare Workstation “Express install wizard”.
Set startup script on host:
@ echo off "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmrun.exe" -T ws start "C:\vmware\pfsense\pfsense.vmx" "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmrun.exe" -T ws start "C:\vmware\2016dc\2016dc.vmx" "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmrun.exe" -T ws start "C:\vmware\puppet\puppet.vmx"