VMware stores virtual machines as a package that includes the virtual machine settings file, filename.vmx, and the virtual disks.
When required, you must provide the complete path to the .vmx file. The following example is of a Fusion for Mac OS X, OS X, or macOS path.
~/Documents/Virtual Machines.localized/Windows XP Home.vmwarevm/Windows XP Home.vmx
For vmrun commands that require VMware Tools, install the latest VMware Tools package and, especially after operating system updates, keep VMware Tools up‐to‐date.