Along with the last Fusion related post, this post also takes a slight tangent from our normal ESX/vSphere centric coverage to document something for myself that others may indeed also find useful.
Setting the story: Thanks to some awesome folks at work, I recently acquired a MacBook Pro with VMware Fusion installed. While awesome (Both the MacBook and Fusion (And the folks at work)), I was keying up an ESXi post for the blog, and found myself looking for the files that made up the ESXi VM. Looking in â€œFinderâ€ I was a bit lost:
Where were all the files? No VMX, no VMDKâ€¦ what gives. A quick search turned up this communities post, which boils down to: â€œRight (Ctrl) click the â€œvmwarevmâ€ file, and select â€œShow Package Contentsâ€â€
Like that. Once done, you are presented the following:
There are actually plenty more files than that, the screenshot is truncated for space. Seemingly VMware Fusion uses a concept called â€œBundlesâ€ to capture all the files in one location. Bundles are essentially a way of saying â€œall of these things belong together.