vpalan
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Can i register Virtual Machine from VMware player 4 from esxi 4.1?

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Hi All,

There are few virtual machines are running in VMware player version 4, Now i need to migrate into ESXi 4.1..

It's Possible just copy & past the Virtual machines files which is running in vmware player into datastore then register the same in the esxi server and power on.. it will work????

because i don't do V2V method.....

With Regards,

Vimal Palani

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TomHowarth
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Due to you running the VM on HW version8 you will not be able to just move the machine to ESXi.

The only supported option is to do a conversion on the Guest to downgrade the hardware on migration to vSphere

Tom Howarth VCP / VCAP / vExpert
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Contributing author on VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment
Contributing author on VCP VMware Certified Professional on VSphere 4 Study Guide: Exam VCP-410

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TomHowarth
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How is the VM configured? what format is its VMDK? what VM HW level is it at?

Tom Howarth VCP / VCAP / vExpert
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Contributing author on VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment
Contributing author on VCP VMware Certified Professional on VSphere 4 Study Guide: Exam VCP-410
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.encoding = windows-1252
config.version = 8
virtualHW.version = 8
numvcpus = 4
scsi0.present = TRUE
scsi0.virtualDev = lsilogic
memsize = 4096
scsi00.present = TRUE
scsi00.fileName = SCRBHISGETBL002.vmdk
ide10.present = TRUE
ide10.autodetect = TRUE
ide10.deviceType = cdrom-raw
ethernet0.present = FALSE
ethernet0.virtualDev = e1000
ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = FALSE
ethernet0.addressType = generated
pciBridge0.present = TRUE
pciBridge4.present = TRUE
pciBridge4.virtualDev = pcieRootPort
pciBridge4.functions = 8
pciBridge5.present = TRUE
pciBridge5.virtualDev = pcieRootPort
pciBridge5.functions = 8
pciBridge6.present = TRUE
pciBridge6.virtualDev = pcieRootPort
pciBridge6.functions = 8
pciBridge7.present = TRUE
pciBridge7.virtualDev = pcieRootPort
pciBridge7.functions = 8
vmci0.present = TRUE
hpet0.present = TRUE
usb.vbluetooth.startConnected = TRUE
displayName = SCRBHISGETBL002
guestOS = winnetstandard
nvram = SCRBHISGETBL002.nvram
virtualHW.productCompatibility = hosted
gui.exitOnCLIHLT = FALSE
powerType.powerOff = hard
powerType.powerOn = hard
powerType.suspend = hard
powerType.reset = hard
extendedConfigFile = SCRBHISGETBL002.vmxf
ethernet0.generatedAddress = 000C2992C33C
vmci0.id = 1888666428
uuid.location = 56 4d 60 b7 b1 e0 08 72-dd e4 ca 59 70 92 c3 3c
uuid.bios = 56 4d 60 b7 b1 e0 08 72-dd e4 ca 59 70 92 c3 3c
cleanShutdown = FALSE
replay.supported = FALSE
replay.filename =
scsi00.redo =
pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = 17
pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = 21
pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = 22
pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = 23
pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = 24
scsi0.pciSlotNumber = 16
ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = -1
vmci0.pciSlotNumber = 33
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = 0
vmotion.checkpointFBSize = 33554432
scsi01.present = TRUE
scsi01.fileName = SCRBHISGETBL002-0.vmdk
scsi02.present = TRUE
scsi02.fileName = SCRBHISGETBL002-1.vmdk
scsi03.present = TRUE
scsi03.fileName = SCRBHISGETBL002-2.vmdk
floppy0.present = FALSE
tools.syncTime = FALSE
scsi01.redo =
scsi02.redo =
scsi03.redo =
checkpoint.vmState =
ide10.startConnected = TRUE
ethernet0.linkStatePropagation.enable = TRUE
gui.lastPoweredViewMode = fullscreen
unity.wasCapable = FALSE
ethernet1.virtualDev = e1000
ethernet1.pciSlotNumber = 34
tools.remindInstall = FALSE
ide10.fileName = auto detect
gui.viewModeAtPowerOn = fullscreen
ethernet1.present = TRUE
ethernet1.wakeOnPcktRcv = FALSE
ethernet1.addressType = generated
ethernet1.linkStatePropagation.enable = FALSE
ethernet1.generatedAddress = 000C2992C346
ethernet1.generatedAddressOffset = 10
ethernet1.connectionType = bridged
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TomHowarth
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Due to you running the VM on HW version8 you will not be able to just move the machine to ESXi.

The only supported option is to do a conversion on the Guest to downgrade the hardware on migration to vSphere

Tom Howarth VCP / VCAP / vExpert
VMware Communities User Moderator
Blog: http://www.planetvm.net
Contributing author on VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment
Contributing author on VCP VMware Certified Professional on VSphere 4 Study Guide: Exam VCP-410

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vpalan
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Thank you for your reply...

Can i create a Virtual machine without HDD in ESXi 4.1 and attached the VMDK files which is copied in the datastore? will this work mate?

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TomHowarth
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Unlikely with out a repair of the OS, due to the extra hardware that HW8 introduced over HW7, but I am not 100% certain on that.  

Tom Howarth VCP / VCAP / vExpert
VMware Communities User Moderator
Blog: http://www.planetvm.net
Contributing author on VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment
Contributing author on VCP VMware Certified Professional on VSphere 4 Study Guide: Exam VCP-410
vpalan
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Anyway i will try and let you know the status.. Thank you for ur time again...

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