is moving a vmware guest image to bhyve POSSIBLE?

Kirk Coombs freebsd at
Fri Mar 15 18:05:25 UTC 2019

> On Mar 14, 2019, at 9:28 AM, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at> wrote:
> Is it possible to move a vmware guest image (whatever it is called) to
> byhive?  What is the conversion process if this is at all possible?

I haven't tried it, but perhaps with qemu-img? From <>

	Q: Can I use disk images from VirtualBox or other virtualization platforms on bhyve?

	A: bhyve does not currently support reading foreign disk image formats directly, so one will have to convert 
		existing disk images to a raw image using qemu-img. This can be accomplished by doing the following 
		on a FreeBSD system: 

	$ pkg install qemu-devel

	$ qemu-img convert -f vmdk -O raw virtual_box_image.vmdk bhyve_raw_image.img

	VMDK, QCOW, QCOW2, VDI and more images can be converted to raw images using the qemu-img(1) 
		utility in the emulators/qemu-devel port.


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