I am new to computers and need help deploying a disk image created with Macrium to VMware 15.5 on my Windows 10 Pro workstation. I have tried mounting the image to a volume on my PC, but I am unsure of how to convert that volume to an ISO.
I have tried using various imaging tools on my machine, but they either output an .img file or give an error that the file is too big.
Can someone please recommend a tool or the correct way to deploy this image to VMware?
Deploying a disk image to a virtual machine can be a daunting task, especially for new computer users. However, with the right tools and knowledge, it can be a straightforward process. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps of deploying a Macrium disk image to VMware 15.5 on a Windows 10 Pro workstation.
Step 1: Download and Install VMware Workstation
The first step in deploying a Macrium disk image to VMware is to download and install VMware Workstation. VMware Workstation is a virtualization software that allows you to run multiple operating systems on a single physical machine. You can download the latest version of VMware Workstation from the VMware website. Once the download is complete, follow the installation wizard to install the software on your Windows 10 Pro workstation.
Step 2: Create a New Virtual Machine in VMware
After installing VMware Workstation, the next step is to create a new virtual machine. To do this, open VMware Workstation and click on the “Create a New Virtual Machine” button. This will launch the New Virtual Machine Wizard.
In the first step of the wizard, select “Typical” and click “Next.” In the next step, select the operating system that matches the one in your Macrium disk image. For example, if your Macrium disk image contains a Windows 10 Pro operating system, select “Microsoft Windows” and “Windows 10 x64” from the drop-down menus. Click “Next” to proceed.
In the next step, enter a name for your virtual machine and select a location to save it. Click “Next” to proceed. In the next step, specify the disk capacity for your virtual machine. This should match the size of your Macrium disk image. Click “Next” to proceed.
In the final step of the wizard, review your settings and click “Finish” to create the virtual machine.
Step 3: Convert the Macrium Disk Image to an ISO
Before you can deploy the Macrium disk image to VMware, you need to convert it to an ISO file format. To do this, you can use a tool like PowerISO or ImgBurn. Both tools are free to download and use.
Once you have installed the tool of your choice, open it and select the “Create Image File from Disc” option. This will launch a new window where you can select the Macrium disk image and choose the output format. Select “ISO” as the output format and click “Start” to begin the conversion process.
Step 4: Mount the ISO File to the Virtual Machine
After converting the Macrium disk image to an ISO file, the next step is to mount it to the virtual machine. To do this, open VMware Workstation and select your virtual machine from the list of available machines. Click on the “Edit virtual machine settings” button to open the virtual machine settings.
In the settings window, select the “CD/DVD (IDE)” option from the list of available devices. In the “Connection” section, select “Use ISO image file” and browse to the location of the ISO file you created in step 3. Click “OK” to save the changes and close the settings window.
Step 5: Start the Virtual Machine and Deploy the Macrium Disk Image
The final step in deploying a Macrium disk image to VMware is to start the virtual machine and deploy the disk image. To do this, select your virtual machine from the list of available machines in VMware Workstation and click on the “Power on this virtual machine” button.
The virtual machine will start and boot from the ISO file you mounted in step 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to deploy the Macrium disk image to the virtual machine.
Deploying a Macrium disk image to VMware may seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools and knowledge, it is a straightforward process. By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can easily deploy your Macrium disk image to VMware 15.5 on your Windows 10 Pro workstation. We hope this blog post has been helpful and informative. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below.
To deploy a Macrium disk image to VMware, you can use the VMware vCenter Converter tool. This tool can convert a physical machine or a backup image, such as a Macrium Reflect image, into a virtual machine. Here are the general steps you can follow to convert and deploy the image to VMware:
- Download and install VMware vCenter Converter on your Windows 10 Pro workstation.
- Open VMware vCenter Converter and select “Convert machine.”
- Select “Local machine” as the source type and click “Next.”
- Select “VMware Workstation or other VMware virtual machine” as the destination type and click “Next.”
- Provide the location of the Macrium Reflect image file and click “Next.”
- Configure the virtual machine settings, such as the number of CPUs, amount of memory, and network settings.
- Click “Finish” to start the conversion process. Once the process is complete, you can then open VMware and add the newly created virtual machine.
Alternatively, you can use Macrium Reflect to create a VMWare VMDK file. You can do this by selecting the backup you want to convert, then choose “Actions” and then “Other Tasks” and then “Convert Image to Virtual Hard Disk” and then “VMWare”
Then you can add this VMDK file to your VMware software and power on the machine.
In order to perform this task, you may need to use a version of VMware Workstation, as it is uncertain if it can be done with VMware Player.
- To proceed, create a bootable Macrium Rescue Media in ISO format.
- Then, use VMware to create a virtual machine of the same type without installing an operating system.
- Set the Rescue ISO as the DVD drive of the virtual machine and ensure that the virtual machine can see the backup.
- Boot the virtual machine into Macrium and restore the backup.
Keep in mind that missing drivers may cause issues. Once the virtual machine boots successfully, your first step should be to install VMware Tools.