Supported Virtual Disk Files Formats

StarWind V2V converter is compatible with multiple hypervisor products. Below is the list of supported virtual disk formats:

  • VMware growable image

Designed to run in VMware Workstation`s environments. Disk space for this image is allocated on demand, so disk size of this image grows over time. It has *.vmdk extension.

  • VMware pre-allocated image

Designed to run in with VMware Workstation`s environments. Disk space for this image is allocated at the moment of its creation and is fixed. It has *.vmdk extension.

  • VMware ESX server image

Designed to run in with VMware vSphere environments. Disk space for this image is allocated at the moment of creation and it is fixed. It has *.vmdk extension.

  • Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk growable image

Designed to be used with Hyper-V virtual machines. Disk space for this image is allocated on demand, so disk size of this image grows over time. It has *.vhd extension.

  • Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk pre-allocated image

Designed to be used with Hyper-V virtual machines. Disk space for this image is allocated at the moment of its creation and is fixed. It has *.vhd extension.

  • Microsoft VHDX image

Designed to be used with Hyper-V 3.0 virtual machines. Disk space for this image is allocated on demand, so disk size of this image grows over time. It has *.vhdx extension.

  • Raw Image (.img)

This image is format is suitable for StarWind Virtual SAN™, Disk space for this image is allocated at the moment of its creation and is fixed. It has *.img extension

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