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VMWare Virtual Machine to Azure Virtual Machine RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Team,

    I want to convert my VMWare standalone Virtual Machine running Windows Server 2012 R2 to Azure virtual machine and upload to my Azure subscription. Due to some pre-installed software configuration I want exact same machine into cloud.

    I have checked all available options but didn't get success.

    I have tried with Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 but stuck in thumbprint part


    Does anyone tried this?

    Kind Regard
    Manoj Jangid

    मनोज कुमार जांगिड

    Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:05 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    This issue may occur if a matching certificate has not been added to the current user’s Personal and Trusted Root Certification Authorities stores in addition to the Azure Classic Management Portal as a management certificate. The private certificate must exist in the user’s Personal and Trusted Root Authorities stores, and it must be imported into the Azure Classic Management Portal.

    Note: The following steps create a self-signed certificate for migration. You can also use an organizational certificate if you have a PKI provider. The certificates that were used by Azure storage cannot be used for this task because they do not support exporting the private key.

    To resolve this problem, follow these steps on the computer that has MVMC installed:

    1. Log on to Windows by using the account that will be used to complete the conversion and migration.
    2. Open an elevated PowerShell window.
    3. Run the following PowerShell commands to create the private certificate in the current user’s Personal certificate store:

    Note: The DnsName value is arbitrary for this process. In these steps, "MVMC" is used to easily identify the certificate.

    1. Run the following PowerShell commands to export the public certificate and to import it into the current user’s Trusted Root Certification Authorities certificate store:

    1. When you are prompted to confirm the import process, click Yes.
    2. Log on to the Azure Classic Management Portal. Select Settings from the list of items on the left side of the portal, and then select Management Certificates from the list of settings.
    3. Click Upload at the bottom of the Management Certificates screen. In the dialog box that opens, click Browse for file, select MVMC.cer from the %TEMP% folder, and then click the check mark icon to upload the public certificate.
    4. Return to MVMC, and then retry the Azure Connection task.

     Please refer this article for your reference:   us/help/2977336/configure-an-azure-management-certificate-so-that-microsoft-virtual-machine-converter-can-migrate-vms-to-azure



    Friday, January 27, 2017 8:17 AM
  • Thank you Monika, Its does help.

    Now my problem is I am using Virtual Machine in VMPlayer and don't have any VMWare infrastructure installed.

    Now looks like this tool is not relevant to me :(

    Do you know any solution for this?

    मनोज कुमार जांगिड

    Friday, January 27, 2017 9:59 AM
  • Hi ,

    Please refer below article for your reference:




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    Friday, January 27, 2017 3:49 PM