Paragon Add-on Virtual Machines is an optional extra-paid package for Partition Manager 12 Server that extends functionality of the product by providing the option for seamless data management between physical and virtual Windows servers and workstations. The package adds the following new functions to the product:
- Connect VD to connect a virtual disk as if it’s an ordinary physical disk, thus opening up all functionality available for physical disks to virtual.
- VD in Volume Explorer to browse contents or retrieve data from connected virtual disks.
- WinPE image that includes all functions of PM 12 Server + Add-on Virtual Machines to perform data management operations without the software installation.
Key features and benefits of Add-on Virtual Machines
- Improved Connect VD to connect a virtual disk as if it’s an ordinary physical disk, thus opening up all functionality available for physical disks to virtual. You’ve now got the option to:
- Mount Paragon’s backups (.pbf images)
- Mount a virtual disk in the non-destructive mode. It’s a special read/write mode, when all changes on the connected disk are being saved to a snapshot, thus providing complete safety for the original disk’s contents. If needed, this snapshot can later be merged with its parental disk by using standard tools of virtualization software vendor
- Connect to ESX Server through vSphere interface to accomplish drive partitioning or data exchange of Windows virtual environments hosted by ESX. You’ve got the option to do these operations from one of Windows OS guests or from outside.
- Support of Oracle VirtualBox 4.0.
Supported Virtualization Software Packages
For remote connection to virtual hard drives
- VMware ESX 4.x and higher
- VMware ESXi 4.x and higher
- VMware ESXi 5.x and higher
For direct access to virtual hard drives
- Microsoft Virtual PC 2007
- Microsoft Windows Virtual PC
- Microsoft Virtual Server
- Microsoft Hyper-V R1/R2
- Oracle Virtual Box 1.0-4.x
- VMware Player
- VMware Workstation
- VMware Server
- VMware Fusion
Supported virtual hard drive types
- VMware - Virtual Machine Disk Format (VMDK)
- Microsoft - Virtual Hard Disk (VHD)
- Oracle - Virtual Desktop Image (VDI)
- Paragon’s backups (PBF)