Chapter 9. Modifying VMs


This chapter expands on the virtual machine’s creation that was introduced in Chapter 21. To begin, we will discuss the two main components of a virtual machine, the .vmx and the .vmdk files. Then we will look at the hardware and version level of these files, as well as how we can change the files to be able to migrate a virtual machine’s disk file from one VMware platform to another.

Virtual machines are made up of two files. The vmx file ...

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