In the preceding sections, you've learned how to convert a physical computer into a virtual machine. Occasionally, you'll also need to import virtual machine files in VMware Workstation. This can be because you have copied a VMDK file from another computer to your VMware Workstation computer, but you may also need this approach to import a virtual machine file that has been created on another virtualization platform. In this section you'll learn how to perform both of these tasks.
The easiest way to convert a raw disk file to VMDK is by using the
vmware-vdiskmanager utility. You can use this tool both on the Linux as well as the Windows versions of VMware. The following procedure demonstrates how to convert a raw disk file to VMDK:
Attach the medium that contains the raw disk file that you have created to your computer, and make sure it is accessible by either a drive letter (Windows) or...