Hyper-V generation 2 VM conversion utility (Convert-VMGeneration)

John Howard from Microsoft published a script to convert generation 1 VMs to generation 2.

Check it out here.



Convert-VMGeneration converts a generation 1 virtual machine running in Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1 to generation 2.

It will not convert a virtual machine that

  • Has checkpoints
  • Has Hyper-V replica enabled (experimental support with -IgnoreReplicaCheck)
  • Is running
  • Uses virtual hard disk sharing
  • Is running a 32-bit guest operating system
  • Is running a non-Windows guest operating system
  • Is running a Windows guest operating system prior to Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012