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How to use multipart VMDKs

I'm attempting to use OpenStack w/VMWare ESX 4.1.0. VMWare does not appear to understand the standard AMI images linked in the OpenStack documentation (such as ttylinux-uec-amd64-12.1_2.6.35-22_1.tar.gz) and pops up with just Operation System not found. I've checked the disk files nova created and they contain the .img contents of this.

As such I am trying to use a VMDK-based image to start with. I am attempting to start with a CentOS minimal image, however it is packaged as a collection of .vdks that make up one 'disk':

centos-6.0-x86_64-minimal-s001.vmdk centos-6.0-x86_64-minimal-s002.vmdk centos-6.0-x86_64-minimal-s003.vmdk centos-6.0-x86_64-minimal-s004.vmdk centos-6.0-x86_64-minimal-s005.vmdk centos-6.0-x86_64-minimal-s006.vmdk centos-6.0-x86_64-minimal-s007.vmdk centos-6.0-x86_64-minimal-s008.vmdk centos-6.0-x86_64-minimal-s009.vmdk centos-6.0-x86_64-minimal-s010.vmdk centos-6.0-x86_64-minimal-s011.vmdk centos-6.0-x86_64-minimal.vmdk

I don't see any mechanism in Glance / Nova to utilize this sort of image; is there a way to use it?