[CentOS] Centos 8 host -> VMware host

Sat Mar 13 13:59:14 UTC 2021
Gregory P. Ennis <PoMec at PoMec.Net>


I am trying to move some Centos 7 guests off of a Centos 8 host to a VMware host machine. 
qemu-img is a great tool in kvm to convert the files from *.qcow2 to *.vmdk very easily
with the command :

qemu-img convert -f qcow2 -O vmdk *.qcow2 *.vmdk

I have been able to easily move these files to the 'usb vmware' system with scp from the
Centos 8 host to the VmWare host.  (Interesting in that I could not get the scp in the
VMware host to work). 

Unfortunately, I have not figured out how to import the files into VMware virtual machine
yet.  I can easily create a new virtual machine with a CentOS8 *.iso file which tells me
that the Vmware host is working.   I may have been looking in the wrong places for
documentation, but so fare I have not been impressed with VMware's documentation to import
pre-existing kvm guests.

Do any of you have any tutorial links as to how to import these *.vmdk files into VMware?

Thanks for your help!!!!

Greg Ennis