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Value Proposition

V2V Converter / P2V Migrator

StarWind V2V Converter / P2V Migrator is a free software 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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Use Cases

Use Cases

Swap between available options however you need them to achieve optimal IT environment diversity and flow.
  • Virtual to Virtual (V2V)

  • VM Image Files Converting

StarWind V2V Converter has numerous competitive gains over converters built into your standard hypervisors. First, it supports bi-directional VM conversion between various hypervisor vendor formats. To save time during migration and Hypervisor Switch, V2V Converter allows to convert VMs directly from one hypervisor server to another without creating an extra VM disk copy. On top of that, you can easily migrate your vital host VM images between different hypervisor servers without any data loss or corruption. Want to convert local files? V2V can do that, too.

Converting VM from Hyper-V to VMware ESXi (.vhdx to .vmdk)

Converting VM from VMware ESXi to Hyper-V (.vmdk to .vhdx)

Converting Image File from Hyper-V to VMware ESXi Format

Converting Image File from VMware ESXi to Hyper-V Format

Converting Local File to Local File

  • Physical to Virtual (P2V)

  • Physical to Cloud (P2C)

StarWind V2V Converter enables the conversion of a physical machine into a virtual one that resides on a Hyper-V, ESXi, Xen Project, or another industry-standard hypervisor server. It 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.

You also have the ability to convert your physical volumes, disks, or entire physical machines into instances in the public cloud without any intermediary steps. Boot up 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. The process is quick and safe, eliminating any chances of data corruption or loss thanks to VSS snapshots.

Convert Physical Machine to Hyper-V VM

Convert Physical Machine to VMware ESXi VM

Convert Physical Machine to Microsoft Azure VM

Convert Physical Machine to AWS VM

  • Virtual to Cloud (V2C)

  • Cloud to Cloud (C2C)

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

Finally, our solution can convert and migrate smoothly between AWS and Azure! Abiding by the same bi-directional principle, you can easily switch to or bounce between these public cloud services, shifting your VMs and disks how you want them. Again, no copies or extra space is required: the process occurs directly from cloud to cloud, securing solid data safety and integrity.

Converting VM from Microsoft Azure to AWS

Converting VM from AWS to Microsoft Azure

Converting VM from Hyper-V to AWS

Converting VM from Hyper-V to Microsoft Azure

Converting VM from VMware ESXi to Microsoft Azure

Converting VM from VMware ESXi to AWS

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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 included as Niche Player for the third consecutive time in 2020 Magic Quadrant for HCI



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Success Stories

We were able to build 2-node storage clusters based on virtualization in 19 hypermarkets without any problems and with high cost-efficiency.

Vass Sandor, IT Infrastructure Leader

By being able to virtualize our environment with StarWind, we were able to retire some old hardware, get our services highly available, reduce power consumption and heat in our server closet.

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.

Aaron Hayes, IT Manager

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.

John Harris, Windows System Administrator,
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.

Željko Medić, Director of IT Department

StarWind is the best storage product I have ever used! It satisfies and exceeds requirements.

Joe Gursky, Director of IT
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