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Value Proposition

V2V Converter / P2V Migrator

StarWind V2V Converter / P2V Migrator 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 / P2V Migrator offers bi-directional conversion between all the major VM formats: VMDK, VHD/VHDX (Windows Repair Mode aware), QCOW2, and StarWind native IMG.

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BI-DIRECTIONAL & SECURE

Use Cases

Swap between the options as you need them to achieve better environment diversity
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, QCOW, 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.

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.

Physical to Cloud (P2C)

Convert your physical volumes, disks or entire machines to instances in the public cloud without any intermediary steps. Start StarWind V2V Converter on your physical machine, choose the desired physical source, opt for Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure (the cloud of your choice) and press convert. It’s that easy! The process is quick and safe, eliminating any chances of data corruption or loss thanks to VSS snapshots.

Virtual to Cloud (V2C)

Whatever the hypervisor, StarWind V2V will easily convert your virtual resources to instances in the cloud in a snap. All the industry-standard virtualization formats are supported. Select any virtual disk or VM on your remote hypervisor server, choose AWS/ Azure (depending on what you use), and see the magic unfold.

Cloud to Cloud (C2C)

Just like in the V2V scenario, the tool can help you convert and migrate smoothly between AWS and Azure. Abiding by the same bi-directional principle, you can easily switch to or bounce between these cloud services, shifting your VMs and disks. Again, no copies or extra space is necessary since the process occurs directly from cloud to cloud, preserving adamant data safety and integrity.

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Features

Windows repair mode

StarWind V2V Converter / P2V Migrator 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 / P2V Migrator 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 / P2V Migrator 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 / P2V Migrator 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.

You can check out the latest updates for V2V Converter / P2V Migrator in the Release Notes.

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Benefits

Data Safety

StarWind V2V Converter / P2V Migrator 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

StarWind V2V Converter / P2V Migrator 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 / P2V Migrator is free software, without any hidden payments, additional required licenses, or timebombs. In other words, there are no strings attached, V2V Converter / P2V Migrator is best-qualified for immediate download and use.

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What The 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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Success Stories

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David Gardner, Information Systems Manager

We are satisfied with StarWind. The support is really fantastic. Whenever any issue arises, the response is very prompt, and solution is immediate.

Srinivas Kouda, Company’s Representative

StarWind got us off the clustered environment, which was a big help. So, I could regain control of my storage and reclaim and redistribute the space we desperately needed.

Ryan Fulton, Company’s Representative

Price + Simplicity. StarWind VSAN offers great pricing and allows us to get work done without expensive custom hardware. It also makes getting back online quick and easy after an outage or hardware failure.

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We chose StarWind Mainly because of the cost compared to other vendors. Simplicity of setup was also a major factor and I like the fact that you don’t need a vendor certified engineer to perform the installation.

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Department of Physics, University of Oxford

Because of recommendations of older colleagues, with StarWind, we got a reliable storage with no additional hardware. There was a need to increase IT infrastructure performance and we saw StarWind as the most cost-effective solution.

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