It can be difficult from the MUI to see the file type/format. This is especially true of RAW Disk Mapping (RDMs) files, which look exactly like a virtual disk file. vmkfstools might give you a more forensic view of the files on a VMFS file system, especially the “attr” column.
Using the vmkfstools Command
- Login to the Service Console as ROOT
Type:vmkfstools -l -h /vmfs/local
This will produce a listing like so:
RDMs appear under the Attr column with the description of (RAW)
This was first published in December 2005