Convert qcow images to VmWare vmdk

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Software

  • QEMU emulator version 1.7.0


Introduction

Since we use VmWare in my company, I started to play with it myself.
Being slightly lazy I wanted to reuse some of my KVM images and run them directly in Vmware.
Fortunately the process is dead easy.

# qemu-img convert -f qcow2 file.qcow2 -O vmdk file.vmdk

The same with the new QCOW format, QED:

# qemu-img convert -f qed file.qed -O vmdk file.vmdk

And to convert a QCOW2 image to the new QED format:

# qemu-img convert -f qcow2 file.qcow2 -O qed file.qed


That's all folks.
Marcin


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