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is there any tools available that i can run on a desktop to create a complete copy of it that i can use to run in VMWare Workstation 6.5?

Also I did use the import feature to do it to one desktop but because if goes over the network it took approx 7 hours to complete.

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Yes. VMware vCenter Converter

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As an update to this, Workstation 8 comes with a P to V converter

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  • Aww Sweet! Didn't know that/ – JamesBarnett Nov 28 '11 at 2:55
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Alternatively you can image the disk, use the Qemu tool qemu-img to convert it to a VMware disk file:

qemu-img convert -f raw raw.img -O vmdk new.vmdk

And that's basically it.

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