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Value Proposition

V2V Converter

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.

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.

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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Features

Windows repair mode

StarWind V2V Converter makes VM and virtual disk migration between different hardware sets easier by booting the migrated VM in Windows Repair Mode. Also, this utility enables conversion of a physical machine into a virtual one. In both cases, the VM automatically adapts to the new hardware environment, avoiding any compatibility problems.

Hypervisor switch

StarWind V2V Converter allows migrating and copying virtual machines between hosts with different hypervisors. It also enables to convert a physical machine into a virtual one located on any industry-standard hypervisor server with no risk of breaking data consistency. The utility is compatible with major hypervisors like Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi, Citrix XenServer, and KVM.

Supported formats

StarWind V2V Converter works with all major VM formats: VMDK, VHD/VHDX, QCOW2, and StarWind-native IMG. It functions both ways, converting from and to any VM format, thus having better functionality than similar converters.

Zero-copy

StarWind V2V Converter allows easily converting VM formats directly from one hypervisor to another. You don’t need to create copies of the source and destination VM files on your local machine, making the conversion process extra simple.
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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.

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What world says about us

StarWind gets praise for its solution's high level of customization in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for HCI

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