How do I create a VMWare Virtual Machine with just .vmdk file
Posted on 2009-04-08
I have taken an Image of my server using Acronis True Image Echo Server for Windows. Then using the "Convert Backup to Virtual Disk" utility I have converted the image to a VMWare Server image .vmdk file. When I try to open the file in VMWare Server, VMWare seems to be looking for a .vmx file. I have looked at my other VM's and they are made up of a number of files including .vmdk, .vmx, .vmsd, .vmem etc...
I tried creating a new blank VM then replacing the .vmdk file in that with the one I created earlier but it didn't work.
Can anybody tell me how I can create a new Virtual Machine in VMWare using the .vmdk file I already have.
Many thanks in advance.