Is it possible to use "Nutanix Move" to migrate VMs to Azure Stack HCI

Chris PAL 21 Reputation points
2022-11-16T07:11:03.71+00:00

Hi,

Is it possible to migrate Nutanix Hyper-V VMs to Azure Stack HCI using Nutanix Move ?
I’m wondering this because I saw it is possible to setup Azure environments in Nutanix Move and migrate Nutanix (Hyper-V?/AHV?) VMs to Azure.

Would appreciate if someone from Microsoft or someone who has already done that, could confirm.

@Prrudram-MSFT thanks for your help :-)

Thanks,
Chris

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  1. Prrudram-MSFT 22,976 Reputation points
    2022-11-17T09:35:42.387+00:00

    Hello @Chris PAL ,

    Thank you for reaching out to the Microsoft Q&A platform. Happy to answer your question. Please find the answers in-line to your question.

    Is it possible to migrate Nutanix Hyper-V VMs to Azure Stack HCI using Nutanix Move?

    I have gone through the migration content on the Nutanix docs and the answer for this question is No. You cannot use Nutanix to move from Nutanix to Azure.
    Nutanix Move is a tool used to migrate VMs to Nutanix AHV or Nutanix Acropolis is an operating system which allows you to create a flexible and high-performance HCI platform.

    Support Matrix of Nutanix:
    It supports the movement from below hypervisors to AHV

    Move 1.x and Move 2.x supports migration from ESXi to Hyper-V.
    Move 3.x supports migration from Hyper-V to AHV, AWS to AHV, and ESXi to ESXi (on Nutanix).
    Move 4.x: support for migration from Azure to AOS (AHV and ESXi).

    Comprehensive list from Nutanix forums/docs
    VMware ESXi to Nutanix AHV
    VMware ESXi on legacy infrastructure to VMware ESXi on Nutanix
    Microsoft Hyper-V to Nutanix AHV
    AWS EC2 to Nutanix AHV
    AWS EC2 to VMware ESXi on Nutanix
    Nutanix AHV to AWS EC2
    Azure to AOS (AHV and ESXi).

    Microsoft Azure Stack HCI Recommendation:
    The recommended way of Migrating VMs to Azure Stack Hyperconverged Infrastructure is documented in the below document links from Azure Stack HCI which is a bit intricate, but a standard approach advised to use by Microsoft.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-stack/hci/deploy/migrate-cluster-same-hardware
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-stack/hci/deploy/migrate-cluster-same-hardware

    Hope this helps!
    If you need further help on this, tag me in a comment.
    If the suggested response helped you resolve your issue, please 'Accept as answer', so that it can help others in the community looking for help on similar topics.

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  1. Alex Bykovskyi 1,846 Reputation points
    2022-11-18T17:06:37.03+00:00

    Hey,

    As mentioned, there is no tool from Microsoft or Nutanix to convert VMs from Nutanix to Azure Stack HCI. You can use qemu-img to convert VMs to VHDX format.
    https://masteringnutanix.com/2020/09/02/ahv-to-hyper-v-vmware-kvm/

    You can also use StarWind V2V Converter to convert Nutanix VMs.
    https://www.starwindsoftware.com/starwind-v2v-converter

    Cheers,
    Alex Bykovskyi
    StarWind Software
    Note: Posts are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose.

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  2. Chris PAL 21 Reputation points
    2022-11-17T10:06:13.38+00:00

    Thank you Prrudram for the detailed answer.

    Do you have any information if we can expect a tool from Microsoft to migrate Nutanix Hyper-V to Azure Stack HCI , if yes, when ?

    Thanks again for your help.


  3. Chris PAL 21 Reputation points
    2022-11-17T19:13:50.04+00:00

    Thanks, you rock !

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