I got VMware image in 4 files:

  • image.vmdk
  • image-s001.vmdk
  • image-s002.vmdk
  • image-s003.vmdk

The 1st (image.vmdk) is only an small XML file, and the actual images are in the 3 segments.

I want run the image in the Virtualbox HEADLESS - so, i havn't access to Virtualbox GUI.

AFAIK, the Virtualbox can use/convert VMware images, but not the segmented images, or, something i'm doing wrong.


How to convert (or use) those segmented .vmdk files into Virtualbox? (i'm using using virtualbox-ose-4.1.14)

I was already:

Any idea?

  • Can you try if the VBoxManage clonehd command can copy the segmented files into a new file. – billc.cn May 7 '12 at 11:15
  • nope: i got error: "VBoxManage: error: Could not get the storage format of the medium"... maybe doing something wrong... – kobame May 10 '12 at 11:56

VMware Converter can combine the disk images into one file. It can also convert to OVF and other VM formats.

You'll need to do this on a regular workstation, then move the file over to your VirtualBox host.


With Virtualbox GUI, you just have to choose the 1st image.vmdk as disk for your virtual machine.

  • as i told above - running headless - so havent gui... – kobame Oct 12 '12 at 13:24

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