Howto Convert Vmware Image to Virtualbox Image or Import Vmware Image into Virtualbox
VirtualBox is a virtual emulator like VMWare workstation. It has many of the features VMWare has, as well as some of its own.
Note:- Before Converting make a backup copy of your vmware image
We are going to use qemu-img tool to this.QEMU disk image utility
First Install qemu qemu-img is included with qemu package using the following command
sudo apt-get install qemu
Convert a VMWare Image to VirtualBox Image
Convert VMWare image called debian.vmdk to /tmp/debian.bin
qemu-img convert debian.vmdk /tmp/debian.bin
Now use VBoxManage to get back image in native format:
VBoxManage convertdd /tmp/debian.bin debian.vdi
VirtualBox can run VMs created by VMware Workstation or Server for this you need to import vmdk files using the following procedure
- Start Virtual Box
- Goto File > Virtual Disk Manager
- Click Add. Locate and select the copied .vmdk file. Click OK.
- Create a New VM as usual using the added vmdk file
- Boot the VM
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