By any chance, if you are looking for a way to migrate Hyper-V virtual machine to VirtualBox and wondering how to import Hyper-V virtual machine into VirtualBox? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This blog post will show you how to do just that.
How to import Hyper-V virtual machine into VirtualBox
If you’re using Windows 11 Pro or Enterprise, you can use the built-in Hyper-V to create virtual machines on your PC.
But if you want to use virtual machines created in Hyper-V with another tool, such as VirtualBox, you’ll need to convert them first. Here’s how.
- Assuming you have a Windows machine with Hyper-V running and have created and configured a virtual machine inside Hyper-V, you can now export that VM so it can be imported into VirtualBox.
- To do this, open the Hyper-V Manager and select the Export button from the Actions pane.
- In the resulting Export Virtual Machine dialog box, specify where you want to save the VM’s File (by default, it will use a “. vmcx” extension) and then click the Export button.
- Once the export process has been completed, open VirtualBox and select file -> Import Appliance. In the resulting Import Appliance dialog box, browse to the location of your exported VM file and click the Open button.
- Click Next to advance to the wizard’s next screen, where you’ll see a summary of settings for your appliance. If everything looks good, click the Import button to import your VM into VirtualBox.
How to Import a Virtual Machine into VirtualBox
If you’ve ever wanted to try a different hypervisor for your virtual machines (VMs) but didn’t want to give up your investment in Microsoft Hyper-V, you’re in luck. It’s possible to import a VM running on Hyper-V into VirtualBox. Here’s how.
If you have a virtual machine in Microsoft’s Hyper-V format, you can import it into VirtualBox. This can be useful if you want to use both virtualization platforms side-by-side or if you want to switch from Hyper-V to VirtualBox.
To import a virtual machine from Hyper-V, follow these steps:
- In VirtualBox, select the File menu and then choose Import Appliance. This will open the Appliance Import Wizard.
- Click the Browse button and locate your Hyper-V virtual machines. ovf or .ova file.
- Click the Next button to continue.
- On the next page, review the settings for your virtual machine and make any changes if necessary. When you’re done, click Import.
- Your virtual machine will now be imported into VirtualBox and is ready to use!
How to Import a VM Into VirtualBox
If you’re using VirtualBox on a Windows machine, you may want to import a virtual machine (VM) that you’ve created in Microsoft’s Hyper-V. Here’s how.
If you’re using Windows, you can use VirtualBox to run a virtual machine (VM) on your computer. You can import a VM from another virtualization program, Hyper-V, into VirtualBox. Here’s how:
- Open VirtualBox and click “New.”
- Enter a name for your VM and select the type of operating system you want to install. Choose “Linux” if you’re not sure.
- Select the version of the OS you want to install. Again, choose “Linux” if you’re not sure.
- Select the amount of memory you want to allocate for the VM. The default is usually fine. Click “Create.”
- Select “Create a virtual hard disk now in the next window.”
- In the next window, choose “VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image).”
- In the next window, select “Dynamically allocated.”
- Enter the virtual hard disk size in MB or GB in the next window. The default is usually fine.
- Click “Create.” VirtualBox will now create your VM.
Importing Your VM Into VirtualBox
- Open Hyper-V Manager and select the server that contains the VM you want to import (if you’re importing from another machine). If prompted, enter your credentials and click “Connect.”
- Right-click on the VM you want to export and select “Export.” If prompted, choose a location for the exported VM files and click “Select Folder.” This may take some time, depending on the size of your VM files.
- When it’s finished exporting, open VirtualBox and click “File > Import Appliance.” If prompted, choose the location of your exported VM files and click “Open.”
- If prompted again, click “Import.” This may take some time, depending on the size of your appliance. After it finishes importing, right-click on your new device in VirtualBox and click “Start” to boot it up.
How to Import a Hyper-V VM into VirtualBox
If you’re using Hyper-V and have virtual machines that you want to use with VirtualBox, there’s a way to convert them. Here’s how.
If you’re using Hyper-V as your primary virtualization platform, you may need to move some of your VMs to VirtualBox (or vice versa).
While it’s not the most straightforward process, importing a Hyper-V VM into VirtualBox is possible. Here’s how:
- First, you’ll need to export the VM from Hyper-V. To do this, open the Hyper-V Manager and select the VM you want to export. Then, click on “Export” in the Actions pane.
- Next, you’ll need to convert the exported VM into a format that VirtualBox can understand. To do this, you can use a tool like QEMU. Once you have QEMU installed, open a command prompt and navigate to the directory where you exported the VM. Then, run the following command:
qemu-img convert -f vhdx -O raw exported_vm.vhdx exported_vm.img
This will convert the exported VM into a raw disk image that VirtualBox can use.
- Now that you have a disk image, you can create a new VM in VirtualBox and attach the disk image to it.
- To do this, open VirtualBox and click on “New” in the main window. Give your new VM a name and select the type and version of an operating system it will run (this should be identical to the OS running on your Hyper-V VM). Then, click “Next.”
- On the wizard’s next page, select “Customize Hardware” before clicking “Next.” This will allow us to modify some of the default settings for our new VM.
- On the “Customize Hardware” page, scroll down to “Storage.” By default, VirtualBox will automatically create a virtual hard drive for your new VM – we don’t want this since we already have a disk image we want to use instead.
- So, uncheck the “Create Crystal Disk Image now” box and click on “Add.” Choose “Add Hard Disk” from the menu and then select “Choose/Create New Disk Image” from the type: dropdown menu before clicking on “Create.”
- In the next window, choose “VDI (Virtual Disk Image)” as the Format type: then click on the next button twice until the Finish button appears so now created disk is attached to your designed virtual machine
- Finally, start your machine by selecting it, then click on the start button on the taskbar of VirtualBox
How to Import a VirtualBox VM into VirtualBox
If you have a virtual machine in VirtualBox that you want to use in Hyper-V, you can’t just export it from VirtualBox and import it into Hyper-V. It would help if you did a little bit of conversion first. Here’s how.
VirtualBox can import various virtual machine formats, including those created with Hyper-V. Here’s how to do it.
- First, ensure your Hyper-V VM is exported in the OVA format. You can do this by right-clicking on the VM in the Hyper-V Manager and selecting “Export.”
- Once you have the OVA file, open VirtualBox and select “File > Import Appliance.”
- Please navigate to the location of your OVA file and select it. Then click “Open.”
- Click “Next” on the appliance import wizard page.
- You’ll see a summary of the appliance settings on the next page. Click “Import.”
- VirtualBox will now import your Hyper-V VM into its system. Once it’s done, you’ll be able to see it listed under “Machines” in the VirtualBox Manager window.
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