Virtual Machine Converter 3.0: From VMware to Azure

New appointment with Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 where I will show you how to move a virtual machine from VMware to Microsoft Azure. If you want know the new features of v3, check my previous article.



In order to connect your machine with Azure is necessary generate a Certificate (how to create a certificate). This certificate must be imported into Azure Portal and also into Local User – Trusted Root Certificate Authorities. You need also a new Storage repository where collocate vhds.



Convert virtual machine for Azure is similar like Hyper-V, it’s only important select the right destination during the wizard, as showed in figure 1.


Figure 1 – Azure Destination


Insert the Subscription ID and Thumbprint. These value are available from Azure Console -> Management Certificate, as showed in figure 2.


Figure 2 –  Subscription ID and Certificate Thumbprint


Go ahead and select the Storage Repository, as showed in figure 3.


Figure 3 – Storage


Close the wizard and start the procedure. After some minutes (it depends you ISP) the new vhd will be placed into Azure Storage, as showed in figure 4.


Figure 4 – New vhd


Now you can create a new virtual machine, selecting the existing vhd, as showed in figure 5.


Figure 5 – New VM with Existing Disk


Finish! You have moved your VM from VMware to Microsoft Azure. Remember that you can automate this procedure with PowerShell or with System Center Orchestrator using the Azure IP.