Paragon Virtualization Manager Professional 14 10.1.21.165
Simple and advanced interface
As complicated as it may sound like, the tool is actually decently user-friendly. It comprises a well-structured interface with hints and descriptions shown for each component, offering to conduct tasks in easy-to-follow wizards. However, users can switch to the advanced interface mode to unwrap all options.
It is possible to examine disk details such as the file system, volume and partition size, used and free space, along with the label of each drive, including those which are inactive or hidden.
System migration and other drive operations
Apart from migrating one virtual environment to another, it is possible to transfer data between the physical and virtual environment. However, Paragon Virtualization Manager Professional's functionality does not extend here.
Users can format, delete, move, resize or hide selected partitions, change their drive letters, set them as active or logical, modify the cluster size, serial number, partition ID and SID, downgrade the NTFS version, run a surface test, check the file system integrity, as well as view the hexadecimal code of drives and edit their sectors.
Re-evaluate and manage the pending queue before applying changes
An important factor worth taking into account is that actions are not immediately put into motion, but added to a pending queue instead. Therefore, users can review all actions before committing them, and undo anything if they change their mind. This is also useful for carrying out multiple tasks that take a long while to complete, since the workstation can be left unattended.
Overall, a powerful and rich virtualization manager
The tool did not hang, crash or pop up error messages in our tests. It uses a significant amount of memory during a job, but this is normal when taking into account its complexity. In a nutshell, Paragon Virtualization Manager Professional is filled with handy features for migrating a physical environment to a virtual one and the other way around, but also for other drive operations.
Reviewed by Elena Opris, last updated on November 5th, 2014
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- Migrate from 2TB+ physical drive to smaller virtual drive (it's very helpful as most of hypervisors do not support 2TB+ virtual drives).
- Connect VD with non-destructive and snapshot mode: Connect a virtual disk as if it’s an ordinary physical disk and open up all physical-disk functionality in a virtual environment. Use a read only mode or a special read/write mode that creates a snapshot and applies all changes after the snapshot to test all configurations without destroying your virtual source drive.
- Create VD: Create a virtual disk with a simple wizard.
Application descriptionWork with virtual disks from one easy-to-use interface of Virtualization Manager, without starting a virtual machine: ...