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Need to join VDMK files from separate partitions into 1 VM

I have two vmdk files.  One represents the system reserved and C: and the other represents the D: drive.  This was one physical machine and I need to merge the vmdk files into 1 virtual machine.  


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I'd go with expanding the C: and copying the data from the D: across. ELse the commandline tool vmware-vdiskmanager.exe

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afaik this is not possible with vmware-vdiskmanager - so you would need to do that with vmware converter standalone (free)

//edit: oh yes, didn't think of simply extending  the c-drive :-)
that would be the easier and faster solution
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As per my understanding, You want to mount 2 VMware vmdk files in physical machine. If it is correct then please perform below steps for same.

1. VMware provides a tool called “vmware-mount” to mount VMDK file in physical system as a separate hard disk drive. Download it from below website.


2. Install the tool in your physical system, once you finish the download.
3. By default, the program will installed into “C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware DiskMount Utility”.
4. Open command prompt and go to the installation location by

cd \“Program Files\VMware\VMware DiskMount Utility”

5. Suppose we have a vmdk file located in “C:\Windows XP Professional.vmdk” and we need to mount that in our Windows operating system. as a K drive. Then need to execute below command for same.

vmware-mount K: "c:\Windows XP Professional.vmdk"

6. Now the VMDK file will mount into our system as K drive.
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This answer wasn't exactly what helped me.  The root problem was resolved by allowing VMware vCenter Converter to convert the OS drive in its full size.  I was chopping the drive down from 180GB to 110GB which was all that was used.  I selected not to do that in the converter and the transfer and conversion was successful.

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