As I have been working on getting a prototype together of a new technology I’ve been working on, I’ve been using VMware Fusion 3.1 . Yesterday, I finally worked out the last issue with what I cut as Prototype-1 . I backed up all of my code and of course my VM . Today, I copied my VM and decided to crack open the config files in the copy to see if there was anything I needed to look at before I brought the first VM of Prototype-2 online.
First I opened the .vmware package
Then inside the package I opened the .vmx
Now looking inside the .vmx I see a reference the .vmxf file (you can see the file in the picture above)
I open the .vmxf file and see the following
My speculation is that this may tie into VMware / Spring Cloud Foundry, but I can’t find evidence to corroborate or rule this out. Notice that it supplies all of the important additional metadata for cloud purposes, primarily a VMId, ClientMetaData, HistoryEvenList, and a vmxPathName.
Anyone have any ideas?
Different meaning of Foundry, predating both of your guesses. 🙂