Tuesday, April 23, 2013

How to Convert from Virtualbox hard drive VDI to VHD for your Pentest lab

Sometimes we have everything in front of us and we begin to look for in a different place, it was something simple.

Virtual box has a tool that does the job for us and very quickly:

I have a virtual machine in Virtual box I want to move it to Hypver-V so I did the following:

Hard drive name CEH-XP.vdi

1. First we go where virtual box is installed: cd C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox>

2. Now I use the tool vboxmanage with the switch clonehd:

C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox>vboxmanage clonehd "E:\Images\Virtual machines\CEH\CEH-XP.vdi" z:\ceh-xp.vhd --format vhd

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Clone hard disk created in format 'vhd'. UUID: 801c7ac4-b396-42cb-bf9a-939d78ad0
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If you noticed my hard drive was in the E drive and my destination drive was in the Z drive, your case is going to be different.

3. Now we create a virtual machine in Hyper-V without hard drive and attach the result hard drive to the virtual machine in my case was ceh-xp.vhd

This was quicker than my export to OVF and later to other format.

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