Submitted by Jerome Laban - Blog: Jerome Laban's Blog

Hyper-VM-mover A tool that allows to move Hyper-V VMs without having to export them. It also works remotely with Hyper-V Server.

This utility can also work remotely, particularly with Hyper-V Server 2008.

Here is a list of facts to know before using this tool :

  • A VM can only be detached if it is in the "Saved" or "Stopped" state.
  • It is not necessary to stop the Hyper-V service and all modifications are detected live by the service.
  • A VM can only be imported if it contains at least on HDD on the IDE 0 controller.
  • All the VM files must be under the same directory, HDD and snapshots.
  • All files that are modified are backed-up next to the original files; All other files are not modified nor moved.
  • .NET 3.5 must be installed.
  • Both command line and GUI tools must run "as administrator".
  • For remote operations, the current user must be an member of the administrators group of the remote system.

Hyper-V VM Mover

4 Comments
  1. SLam 14 years ago

    This could come in handy, particularly if you don’t have (can’t afford) SCVMM.

  2. Yeah it looks like a nice tool. But VMM is worth its price anyway. $100 per host is really not that much.

  3. Gaz E 11 years ago

    SCVMM is full of bugs… so why bother with it.

  4. Steve K 11 years ago

    I’m with Gaz E on this one. SCVMM is a terrible piece of software. Full of eccentric ‘can’t do’s and ‘can’t see’s on top of the myriad of bugs. Coming from a VMware background, SCVMM is NOT an enterprise class product. Any little tools that fill the gaps and make Hyper-V workable are a priceless.

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