Reference document

Org
VMware
Pubnum
Date
2011-12-20
Version
Title
Virtual Disk Format 5.0

Applicability

VMDK (short for Virtual Machine Disk) is a file format that describes containers for virtual hard disk drives to be used in virtual machines like VMware Workstation or VirtualBox.

Initially developed by VMware for its virtual appliance products, VMDK 5.0 is now an open format[1] and is one of the disk formats used inside the Open Virtualization Format for virtual appliances.

Responsible Party

Name
FMN CPWG

Status

URI
https://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vddk/vmdk_50_technote.pdf

History

Flag Date RFC Version
added 2021-01-15 13-019 14.0
UUID
b14fef7b-afae-4a80-8afb-50d36dd359e3

Relationships

This standard is used by the following service profiles: