StarWind V2V Converter is a free download tool that allows the conversion and cloning of VMs from one format to another and is utilized when migration or hypervisor switch is required. Compared to typical converters built into hypervisors, StarWind V2V Converter performs bi-directional conversion between multiple VM formats. The software supports the most widely used formats: VMDK, VHD/VHDX (Windows Repair Mode aware), StarWind native IMG and QCOW.
StarWind V2V Converter easily converts VMs from one format to another
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.
StarWind V2V Converter supports all industry-standard hypervisors including Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi, Citrix XenServer, and KVM (coming soon). By converting VMs from and to any selected format, it allows easily migrating between different hypervisors.
StarWind V2V Converter allows easily converting VM formats directly from one hypervisor to another. You don’t need to create the copies of the source and destination VM files on your local machine, making the conversion process extra simple.
HOW TO CONVERT VHD TO VMDK DISK FORMAT
Let’s take a look at how to convert VHD to VMDK using Starwind V2V Converter.
- First step
Download StarWind V2V converter setup executable file from StarWind website by following this link: https://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter. Now, you can run the wizard, accept the license terms
Select the destination folders to isntall StarWind Converter:
Select the start menu folder:
Select if you want to create a desktop shortcut or not
and wait until the process is done
Click finish and you are ready to use StarWind Converter
In the second part, I will describe how to use StarWind V2V Converter to convert a VHD Disk to VMDK disk.
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