How compatible are VMWare and VirtualBox?

Posted by MikeKusold on Super User See other posts from Super User or by MikeKusold
Published on 2011-06-23T21:29:04Z Indexed on 2011/06/24 0:25 UTC
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At my workplace, everyone uses VMware Player (and some people have licenses for Workstation). We frequently share VMs to save time on development setup. However, I would really like to take advantage of the Snapshot feature in VirtualBox since I am unable to acquire a license for Workstation.

I have read that VirtualBox has no issues reading VMWare VMs (including VMs with snapshots). However, I'm worried about how compatible things are the other way.

In VirtualBox, I open up a VM created in VMware and create multiple snapshots. Can the resulting files be opened in VMware?

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