StarWind V2V Converter – How to Convert VHD to VMDK Disk Format? PART1

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

SUPPORTED FORMATS

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.

HYPERVISOR SWITCH

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.

ZERO-COPY

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.

  1. 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

Click install

and wait until the process is done

Click finish and you are ready to use StarWind Converter

 

Conclusion

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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I work as a System Engineer, based in Switzerland with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies. I have 7 years experience in administering Windows Servers. . I am a Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management. I also received the PowerShell Hero 2016 award by PowerShell.0rg. And finally, I am "MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure", "MCSA: Windows Servers" and "Administering & Deploying SCCM" certified.