projectja
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Add mv template directly from the ESXI host

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Hi sirs,

I have a question:

Is it possible to add a template from the ESXI host without using VCENTER?

I browse to the datastore and I select add to invetory but I get an error.

Any way to achive it without using VCENTER ? 

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marcelo_soares
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Templates are a vcenter only feature. You can try renaming the vmxt vm file to vmx, this would allow you to add the file as a VM, not template.

But anyway, you will not be able to use deploy from template or all the options you have for it on vcenter.

Marcelo Soares

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marcelo_soares
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Templates are a vcenter only feature. You can try renaming the vmxt vm file to vmx, this would allow you to add the file as a VM, not template.

But anyway, you will not be able to use deploy from template or all the options you have for it on vcenter.

Marcelo Soares
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projectja
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the goal is add the virtual machine to the esxi. I know it is not possible without vcenter deploy a templante

Anyway ,  could I rename that file?

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jimraina
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Hi projectja,

Yes you can do that.Could you please let us know littlebit more about error message.

"You are stronger than you think"
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projectja
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thank you for your help.

Marcelo, that worked great!

With virtual center is not possible, the solutoin is add to inventory renaming the templeate previosly

Best regards,

John

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