StarWind V2V Converter

Value Proposition

StarWind V2V Converter is a free tool for cloning and transforming VMs from one format to another, as well as converting physical machines into virtual ones. It is utilized when migration or hypervisor switch is required. Compared to the typical converters built into hypervisors, StarWind V2V Converter offers bi-directional conversion between all the major VM formats: VMDK, VHD/VHDX (Windows Repair Mode aware), QCOW2, and StarWind native IMG.

Differentiation

Virtual to Virtual (V2V)

StarWind V2V Converter has numerous competitive gains over converters built into hypervisors. First, it supports bi-directional VM conversion between different hypervisors. For saving time during migration and hypervisor switch, V2V converter enables to convert VMs directly from one hypervisor storage to another, without creating an extra VM disk copy. On top of that, the utility ensures a safe P2V migration by using a VSS snapshot of the source machine to ensure data consistency.

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V2V migration: easy VMs migration with ensured data consistency

Physical to Virtual (P2V)

StarWind V2V Converter enables conversion of a physical machine into a virtual one that resides on a Hyper-V or ESXi server. The utility allows converting physical disks or volumes into a variety of formats: VHD/VHDX, VMDK, QCOW2, and IMG/RAW. Simply start StarWind V2V Converter on a physical machine and convert it into a virtual one located on a remote server. Data consistency is preserved throughout the migration. StarWind can also help provide a turnkey virtual infrastructure to make your P2V transition seamless with its preconfigured hyperconverged appliance.

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P2V migration: quick, easy and consistent convertion from physical into virtual

Benefits

Data safety

StarWind V2V Converter alleviates the risk of data corruption during conversion by working with a copy of the target VM, keeping the original file intact. The utility uses VSS snapshots while carrying out P2V migration. In this way, the machine state is consistent, and any chance of data corruption or loss is avoided. StarWind can also replicate the virtual drives across multiple nodes in the cluster to ensure constant uptime of your data using StarWind VSAN.

Versatility Free

StarWind V2V Converter alleviates the risk of data corruption during conversion by working with a copy of the target VM, keeping the original file intact. The utility uses VSS snapshots while carrying out P2V migration. In this way, the machine state is consistent, and any chance of data corruption or loss is avoided.

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 best-qualified for immediate download and use.

Please fill out the form below to download the product. An installer link together with the license key will be sent to the e-mail address that you’ve specified. You may check the Free vs. Paid document if you are unsure about which StarWind Virtual SAN version you would like to try. Aside from this, there is a totally unrestricted NFS (Not For Sale) version of StarWind VSAN available for certain use cases. StarWind Virtual SAN for Hyper-V release notes are available here.

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