Re: interesting [re:VMWare Physical to Virtual]
If you're going from Windows, then Mark Russinovich's Disk2VHD may work for you. I've used it on a Win7 -> VirtualBox migration and it constructed the VHD copy easily. Though getting that to then run under VirtualBox took some time; YMMV.
For the curious: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/disk2vhd