File extension for Virtual Machines

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When the virtual machine has been converted to a template what is the file extension?

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I agree with Raven. The question is to vague to give a proper answer. We need more specifics on the system, OS and what kind of template. If you are referring to a template to create additional VM’s or clones check out this link 

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  • TheRealRaven
    Converted to a template by what? And running on what platform?

    In general, an extension can be anything you want it to be. While some OSes arrive with a set of defaults, you can generally change those to be whatever you prefer. An extension has no implicit meaning other than as a 'hint' and usually as a kind of common agreement. But otherwise there is no hard meaning. Perhaps most platforms don't even look at any extension beyond their being part of a unique name.

    E.g., on this Lenovo laptop, I can change any file's extension and nothing else will change. I can change a document name to have a .DOC extension or .TXT or .FILE or .RAVEN, and a double-click will continue to open the document in the same program.

    If you use a tool that generates VM templates, the tool will almost certainly have its own standard.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    It depends on what types of vmdk files be used. Please link here for more help, https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.wssdk.pg.doc_50%2FPG_Ch10_VM_Config.12.3.html
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