Tasked with a V2V of an OpenSUSE 11.3 web app server, I fired up Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter and expected to be met with little resistance. Unfortunately things didn't go smoothly.
I found a few places on the internet referring to a blog post at http://www.coretekservices.com/2014/apr/29/converting-vmware-linux-guest-hyper-v... but it looks as though the URL schema for their blog changed in a recent site redesign.
Steps three and four of this post solved my problem in short order. Cheers Jeremy.