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Generating Azure Management Certificate for Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1


If you’re about to upload Hyper-V or VMware vSphere virtual machine(s) to Microsoft Azure you need to properly configure the connection in Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter.

Subscription ID (which everyone should hopefully know), as well as Certificate Thumbprint are required to make this happen. Subscription ID can be retrieved either via the management portal or Get-AzureSubscription commandlet but Certificate Thumbprint is not so easy.

Here is the MVMC screen I’m on about:


If you have connected to your Azure subscription in the past using Powershell, chances are you already have the certificate that’s required. In my case I like to keep things separated so thought it would be best to generate a new cert and use that cert specifically for MVMC related tasks.
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