vCenter to Manager Hyper-V is a reality

Working for VMware has always been filled with surprises since the first day I joined. I really believe we have one of the greatest engineering departments out there. I mean when your engineering team create a plugin that allow vCenter to Manager Hyper-V in their own spare time, it just get you really proud to work for such a company. Before I get into details about what is going on, I must thank our great engineering team for their super dedication.

VMware has finally released its Hyper-V management tool as a “fling” (unsupported vCenter Plug in, personal projects built by VMware Engineers in their spare time), now available at:

Here is what our Engineering Team have to say about it:

VMware vCenter XVP Manager and Converter provides basic virtualization management capabilities for non-vSphere hypervisor platforms towards enabling centralized visibility and control across heterogeneous virtual infrastructures. It also simplifies and enables easy migrations of virtual machines from non-vSphere virtualization platforms to VMware vSphere.


  • Management of the following Microsoft Hyper-V platforms:
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) with Hyper-V role enabled
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V role enabled
  • Familiar vCenter Server graphical user interface for navigating through and managing non-vSphere inventory
  • Ease of virtual machine migrations from non-vSphere hosts to vSphere inventory (Great
  • Compatible with VMware vCenter Server 4.0 & 4.1
  • Scalable up to management of 50 non-vSphere hosts

Again much more info & videos can be found at:

Do you think this should be a supported feature? What do u think of this plugin? Leave your opinion in the comments below.


  1. We like this very much & would like to see this going official. Support for live migration would be nice + Hyper-V cluster vieuws …
    Bring it on VMware, we really love this!

  2. When will i be part of this team. No worries i havent lost hope. you will definitely find me sometime loitering around you and the team as part of the team, when i become a VCP, VCAP etc etc..

    Good to see u there 🙂

  3. Hi Peter,

    Yes, our Engineering department seems to always heat us up with new surprises. I can only promise that always more will come in the near future :).


  4. Hi Qutub,

    I am sure you will :). Just keep hitting at it.

    I was not sure when I will be a part of this great team, and here I am today.


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