Howto: Export Qemu Virtual Disks to VMware


Export a Qemu Virtual Disk to VMware

Step 1

Export the existing disk through qemu-img tool with an lislogic as SCSI-controller:
root@vmhost:/var/lib/libvirt/images# qemu-img convert -f qcow2 -O vmdk -o adapter_type=lsilogic disk1.qcow2 disk1.vmdk

Step 2

Copy the *.vmdk file to your ESXi host.
You might use scp or WinSCP for this.

Step 3

Import the *vmdk as SCSI to your ESXi host.
vmkfstools -i disk1.vmdk disk2.vmdk

Step 4

Use the new disk through Vmware administrative tools.