Convert VMware disks (.vmdk) to VirtualBox format (.vdi)

Although you can play directly VMware images in VirtualBox, sometimes you might prefer to convert it to a native .vdi image so you can use all the standard commands like clonevdi, etc on it.

Converting the image is quite straightforward:

  1. Release and remove the VMware image from virtualbox's virtual media manager if the disk is already in use by one of your virtual machines.
  2. Clone the disk specifying VDI as output format: