StarWind V2V Converter Overview

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Published: February 16, 2016

For virtualization administrators, who work with different hypervisors and look to easily switch VM formats, our solution is StarWind V2V Converter. It is software that allows the conversion of VMs from format to another, basically “cloning” them and keeping the original file intact.

StarWind V2V Converter is also a convenient tool for StarWind HyperConverged Appliance users, making hypervisor switch a very easy task indeed.

In case there’s a promising virtualization project without any initial investments, StarWind Virtual SAN Free would come in handy. Along with V2V Converter, it will make the virtualization admin’s life much easier, creating “shared nothing” fault-tolerant SAN or NAS on a couple of commodity servers.

StarWind V2V Converter Overview

StarWind V2V Converter easily converts VMs from one format to another


Unlike converters built-in into hypervisors, StarWind V2V Converter works both ways, converting any VM format into another one and back. It saves much time during migration and hypervisor switch.


StarWind V2V Converter Overview

Free of charge

StarWind V2V Converter is free software, without any hidden payments, additional required licenses or timebombs. In other words, there are no strings attached, V2V converter is good for immediate download and use.

StarWind V2V Converter Overview

Data safety

StarWind V2V Converter alleviates risk during conversion by working with a copy of the target VM, keeping the original file intact. Any chance of data corruption or loss is eliminated.

StarWind V2V Converter Overview


StarWind V2V Converter supports the most widely used formats: VMDK, VHD/VHDX (Windows Repair Mode aware), StarWind native IMG, QCOW. It converts freely between them, enabling easy migration of infrastructure.


Windows Repair Mode

StarWind V2V Converter makes migration between different hardware sets easier, supporting Windows Repair Mode during conversion to VHDX. This way the VM automatically adapts to the given hardware environment, negating any compatibility problems.

Supported Formats

StarWind V2V Converter works with all the most commonly used VM formats: VMDK, VHD/VHDX, StarWind native IMG, QCOW. It works both ways, converting from and to any selected format, thus having better functionality than similar converters.