VMDK file (virtual machine disk file)
VMware Virtual Machine Disk File (VMDK)
is a format specification for virtual
machine (VM) files. A
file with a .VMDK file extension
is essentially a complete and independent virtual machine.
VMDK was originally developed by VMware, but is now an open file format, competes with the
Microsoft Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) disk
format and the two are not directly compatible. Third-party tools, such as the VMDK to VHD
Converter, exist to aid in the conversion process.
Contributor(s): Julia Anderson
This was last updated in December 2012
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