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Problem Opening Vsphere Image on Fusion for Mac

I was trying to move an image from VMWare Vsphere esxi (a linux server image) to Fusion for the Mac so that I could more easily configure the system before deploying the server for testing. However, after copying the files from the server to the Mac, I get the error "The file specified is not a virtual disk." I checked the vmware log entries, which are as follows:

Oct 26 09:22:00.850: unknown| /Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmx: Reloading config state.

Oct 26 09:22:00.868: unknown| VMHS: Transitioned vmx/execState/val to poweredOff

Oct 26 09:22:00.873: vmfusion| OpenSpecificHost

Oct 26 09:22:00.878: unknown| /Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmx: readlink /var/run/vmware/bd1de2789fa5cde04d6c7e4f01e7a867: No such file or directory

Oct 26 09:22:00.878: unknown| /Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmx: readlink /var/run/vmware/%2fVolumes%2fLaCie%2fFG%2dMILO%2evmwarevm%2fFG%2dMILO%2evmx: No such file or directory

Oct 26 09:22:00.880: vmfusion| SetOpened

Oct 26 09:22:00.880: vmfusion| Setting power state poweredOff (reported)

Oct 26 09:22:00.904: vmfusion| MKS

Oct 26 09:22:01.357: vmfusion| SnapshotTree: Emitting refresh (/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmx)

Oct 26 09:22:01.376: vmfusion| DISKLIB-PARALLELSSPARSE: AIOMgr_Queue at offset=0, size=64 failed with error 2311.DISKLIB-LINK : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.376: vmfusion| DISKLIB-CHAIN : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.376: vmfusion| DISKLIB-LIB : Failed to open '/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk' with flags 0x15 (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.376: vmfusion| DISKLIB-LIB : Failed to enum '/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk' : 15

Oct 26 09:22:01.376: vmfusion| SNAPSHOT: SnapshotConfigInfoExpandDisksInt: Failed to enumerate the disks for '/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk'.

Oct 26 09:22:01.376: vmfusion| SNAPSHOT: SnapshotConfigInfoExpandDisks: SnapshotConfigInfoExpandDisksInt Error 5

Oct 26 09:22:01.376: vmfusion| Check for missing files failed: The file specified is not a virtual disk.

Oct 26 09:22:01.376: vmfusion| Cmd /vm/#a828d2c3b0bc893c/cmd/##d2/op/checkMissingFiles/ failed: The file specified is not a virtual disk.

Oct 26 09:22:01.608: vmfusion| DISKLIB-PARALLELSSPARSE: AIOMgr_Queue at offset=0, size=64 failed with error 2311.DISKLIB-LINK : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.609: vmfusion| DISKLIB-CHAIN : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.609: vmfusion| DISKLIB-LIB : Failed to open '/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk' with flags 0x17 (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.609: vmfusion| VMHS: failed to open 'FG-MILO.vmdk' : The file specified is not a virtual disk (15).

Oct 26 09:22:01.609: vmfusion| Cmd /host2/#_client/util/disk/cmd/##d3/op/getDiskInfo/ failed: The file specified is not a virtual disk

Oct 26 09:22:01.610: vmfusion| DISKLIB-PARALLELSSPARSE: AIOMgr_Queue at offset=0, size=64 failed with error 2311.DISKLIB-LINK : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.611: vmfusion| DISKLIB-CHAIN : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.611: vmfusion| DISKLIB-LIB : Failed to open '/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk' with flags 0x17 (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.611: vmfusion| VMHS: failed to open 'FG-MILO.vmdk' : The file specified is not a virtual disk (15).

Oct 26 09:22:01.611: vmfusion| Cmd /host2/#_client/util/disk/cmd/##d4/op/getDiskInfo/ failed: The file specified is not a virtual disk

Oct 26 09:22:01.611: vmfusion| DISKLIB-PARALLELSSPARSE: AIOMgr_Queue at offset=0, size=64 failed with error 2311.DISKLIB-LINK : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.611: vmfusion| DISKLIB-CHAIN : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.611: vmfusion| DISKLIB-LIB : Failed to open '/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk' with flags 0x17 (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.611: vmfusion| VMHS: failed to open 'FG-MILO.vmdk' : The file specified is not a virtual disk (15).

Oct 26 09:22:01.611: vmfusion| Cmd /host2/#_client/util/disk/cmd/##d5/op/getDiskInfo/ failed: The file specified is not a virtual disk

Oct 26 09:22:01.616: vmfusion| DISKLIB-PARALLELSSPARSE: AIOMgr_Queue at offset=0, size=64 failed with error 2311.DISKLIB-LINK : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.616: vmfusion| DISKLIB-CHAIN : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.616: vmfusion| DISKLIB-LIB : Failed to open '/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk' with flags 0x17 (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.616: vmfusion| VMHS: failed to open 'FG-MILO.vmdk' : The file specified is not a virtual disk (15).

Oct 26 09:22:01.616: vmfusion| Cmd /host2/#_client/util/disk/cmd/##d6/op/getDiskInfo/ failed: The file specified is not a virtual disk

Oct 26 09:22:01.636: vmfusion| DISKLIB-PARALLELSSPARSE: AIOMgr_Queue at offset=0, size=64 failed with error 2311.DISKLIB-LINK : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.636: vmfusion| DISKLIB-CHAIN : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.636: vmfusion| DISKLIB-LIB : Failed to open '/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk' with flags 0x17 (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.636: vmfusion| VMHS: failed to open 'FG-MILO.vmdk' : The file specified is not a virtual disk (15).

Oct 26 09:22:01.636: vmfusion| Cmd /host2/#_client/util/disk/cmd/##d7/op/getDiskInfo/ failed: The file specified is not a virtual disk

Oct 26 09:22:01.658: vmfusion| DISKLIB-PARALLELSSPARSE: AIOMgr_Queue at offset=0, size=64 failed with error 2311.DISKLIB-LINK : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.658: vmfusion| DISKLIB-CHAIN : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.658: vmfusion| DISKLIB-LIB : Failed to open '/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk' with flags 0x17 (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.658: vmfusion| VMHS: failed to open 'FG-MILO.vmdk' : The file specified is not a virtual disk (15).

Oct 26 09:22:01.658: vmfusion| Cmd /host2/#_client/util/disk/cmd/##d8/op/getDiskInfo/ failed: The file specified is not a virtual disk

Oct 26 09:22:01.679: vmfusion| DISKLIB-PARALLELSSPARSE: AIOMgr_Queue at offset=0, size=64 failed with error 2311.DISKLIB-LINK : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.680: vmfusion| DISKLIB-CHAIN : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.680: vmfusion| DISKLIB-LIB : Failed to open '/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk' with flags 0x17 (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.680: vmfusion| VMHS: failed to open 'FG-MILO.vmdk' : The file specified is not a virtual disk (15).

Oct 26 09:22:01.680: vmfusion| Cmd /host2/#_client/util/disk/cmd/##d9/op/getDiskInfo/ failed: The file specified is not a virtual disk

Oct 26 09:22:01.699: vmfusion| DISKLIB-PARALLELSSPARSE: AIOMgr_Queue at offset=0, size=64 failed with error 2311.DISKLIB-LINK : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.699: vmfusion| DISKLIB-CHAIN : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.699: vmfusion| DISKLIB-LIB : Failed to open '/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk' with flags 0x17 (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.700: vmfusion| VMHS: failed to open 'FG-MILO.vmdk' : The file specified is not a virtual disk (15).

Oct 26 09:22:01.700: vmfusion| Cmd /host2/#_client/util/disk/cmd/##da/op/getDiskInfo/ failed: The file specified is not a virtual disk

Oct 26 09:22:01.721: vmfusion| DISKLIB-PARALLELSSPARSE: AIOMgr_Queue at offset=0, size=64 failed with error 2311.DISKLIB-LINK : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.721: vmfusion| DISKLIB-CHAIN : "/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk" : failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.721: vmfusion| DISKLIB-LIB : Failed to open '/Volumes/LaCie/FG-MILO.vmwarevm/FG-MILO.vmdk' with flags 0x17 (The file specified is not a virtual disk).

Oct 26 09:22:01.721: vmfusion| VMHS: failed to open 'FG-MILO.vmdk' : The file specified is not a virtual disk (15).

Oct 26 09:22:01.721: vmfusion| Cmd /host2/#_client/util/disk/cmd/##db/op/getDiskInfo/ failed: The file specified is not a virtual disk

While the entries seem to confirm the error, I still can't quite figure out what I've done wrong. I've tried adjusting permissions of the files in the virtual image to ensure that they are the same as a working virtual image (a windows images created on the Mac), but that didn't make a difference.

Any help or suggestions are appreciated.

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