Sun VirtualBox with VDI Files
Sun VirtualBox, open source virtualization software creates VDI files when virtual machine created in VirtualBox, but it supports to access VMware another virtualization software disk (VMDK Files) also.
VMware disk can be accessed in any of the operating system already running on Sun VirtualBox. Follow the steps to complete this task.
1) VMware disk (VMDK) should be added in Sun VirtualBox ‘Virtual Media Manager’. To do this, Click on File in main console and go to ‘Virtual Media Manager’.
2) Select the ‘Hard Disks’ tab, and click Add. Browse for the VMware disk (VMDK file). Select the main VMDK file only if you have split disks. Make sure you don’t get any errors while adding. If Sun VirtualBox couldn’t recognize entire VMware disk, then you may get some errors. After successfully added in Virtual Media Manager, then go to the Virtual machine settings screen where you want to access this VMDK file.
3) Select the Virtual machine left side and click on the ‘Hard Disks’ as shown below by arrow mark.
4) Click on + sign in the next screen. One more slot will be added. Once click the drop down button, you can see the all hard disks added in Virtual Media Manager. Select the VMDK file drive to access in specific operating system. Press OK.
5) In the virtual machine settings , make sure newly added hard disk appears under ‘Hard Disks’
6) That’s it, Start the virtual machine. The VMware disk can be accessed now in Sun VirtualBox operating system.