Did you import the WS-vmdk to ESXi format ?
If you dont know - which createType is listed in the vmdk-descriptorfile ?
Thanks for the reply - I have tried uploading from within Workstation itself to the remote ESXi Server. And in addition I have exported to OVF which i thought would allow import into any system not just VMware. I will look at this when next I can access and get back to you. I presume running 'vmkfstools -e filename.vmdk' against teh file on the host is a good check?
Ok, so looking at this, apologies for the delay, I see that I have a .vmdk of 10GB. I also have a .vmxf file and an empty .vmsd file. My understanding was that this is used by the snapshot manager, when you have snapshots otherwise is null.
I would expect VMware Workstation to handle the upload appropriately, also from an export to OVF this should import without issue?