VMware vCenter XVP Manager

vmware Labs has released vCenter XVP Manager and Converter, their first stab into management of non-VMware virtualized environments. vCenter XVP Manager allows you to use the vSphere Client to manage Hyper-V Server 2008 hosts and their associated virtual machines, it also allows you to easily migrate those Hyper-V based virtual machines into VMware virtual machines.

The installation is pretty simple, you first install a server piece that could very well be installed on your vCenter Server, then you install a XVP Manager Plug-in into your vSphere Client which is done via the vSphere Client Plug-in Manager.

This product is currently only listed as a vmware Labs Fling, which means that it is not guaranteed that it will continue beyond it’s 1.0 Technical Preview status, but if people like it and push vmware for this type of functionality we may very well see it embedded within the core vCenter Server product.

For more information and to download vmware vCenter XVP Manager check out the vmware Labs website.

Created on February 26, 2011 by Rick Scherer

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  1. Justin Paul
    11:38 am on February 26th, 2011

    This looks like it would make a nice addition to the vcenter product for that “one off” hyper V host…. hopefully they will add in xenserver support then i will be 100% sold!

    Thanks for heads up!

  2. Michael Levitre
    5:25 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Wow! I have several folks that would really enjoy having this application to check on other environments. Went will this be ready?

  3. Rick Scherer
    10:37 am on March 16th, 2011

    you can download it now from the link above

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