One of the more unique features about the Project Kensho OVF Tool v1.3 is its ability to manage Hyper-V servers. The Project Kensho OVF Tool can import OVF/VMDK from VMware products directly into Hyper-V servers as well as move content between Hyper-V and XenServer.

To assist with the understanding how quick and easy this is, we’ve produced a simple video that explains this process:

Some items to note with Hyper-V and XenServer compatibility:

  1. When moving Linux workloads around, if the XenServer derived Linux workload is paravirtualized (PV enabled), the workload will not function on Hyper-V. Use an HVM type of VM if the intent of the workload is for cross hypervisor compatibility between XenServer and Hyper-V.
  2. When moving Windows workloads around, Windows XP/Server 2003 and higher can be migrated between platforms without driver issues, e.g., one clobbering the other.

Share your experience and use cases on the forum.  Thanks for your interest in Project Kensho and the virtual appliance future of XenServer!