It might be possible to import disk images in RAW format to VMware and created a VMDK image out of them.
Convert RAW disk image to VMware virtual disk.
We found 3 software records in the database related to .raw to .vmdk file format conversion.
Articles and other information relating to raw into vmdk conversion:
How to convert VDI to VMDK - Converting VirtualBox Disk Image to VMware Virtual Machine Disk
Microsoft Windows software - convert raw to vmdk on Windows
A multi-platform x86 virtualization software package
Convert from raw file format
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned raw to vmdk. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert raw to vmdk on OS X
Free open-source x86 virtualization software package for Mac
Linux/Unix software - convert raw to vmdk on Linux
Free system virtualization platform for Linux operating system developed by Oracle