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I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to expand size allocated to Linux virtual machine, but I'm not able to find vmware-vdiskmanager or any package that installs vmware-vdiskmanager. Can anyone please tell me how to install vmware-vdiskmanager or link to download it...?

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As far I as know vmware-vdiskmanager is a utility that comes bundled with VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation.

I found a 32bits version available for download here on (direct link from the Attachments section).


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Thank you very much for you answer. :) –  Naive_10 May 2 '14 at 10:36

You can use the 32bit version available for download here on from the Attachments section.

  • Download and unzip the file
  • Expand the compressed file, and rename it to vmware-vdiskmanager
  • Copy the vmware-vdiskmanager file to /usr/bin/
  • give it executable rights

this will automate the installation:

cd /tmp/
mv 1023856-vmware-vdiskmanager-linux.7.0.1 /usr/bin/vmware-vdiskmanager
chmod +x /usr/bin/vmware-vdiskmanager

To use it run for example compress a vm with this command:

/usr/bin/vmware-vdiskmanager -k ~/VirtualBox\ VMs/<virtual disk.vmdk>
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