VMFS is a clustered filesystem designed to store virtual machine disks for VMware ESX or ESXi Server hosts. This set of tools allows to access these filesystems from some other non ESX/ESXi host for e.g. maintenance tasks.
Only read access is available at the moment, but write access is under works. Multiple extents are supported.
The VMFS can be accessed with a command line tool or mounted through a userspace filesystem (FUSE-based).
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