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VMware Workstation – No Experience Necessary by Sander Van Vugt

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Performing a V2V conversion and virtual machine import

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.

Importing raw image files into VMware Workstation

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 ...

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