pkirklewski
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ESXi 4.1 - ovf howto

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Hi there

How do I create an ovf file out of a VM that is sitting on my ESXi 4.1 home server ?

In the past i used the converter  but then I was with the Workstation to ESXi conversion.

Now I need to transfer a VM from one ESXi 4.1 to another ESXi or to any other hypervisor.

I tried this:

$ovftool "vi://root@192.168.X.XXX?ds=[datastore1]test-vm/test-vm.vmx" /home/ovfs/test1.ovf

But it returns the following error:

Error: Datacenter object not found

I should probably mention my ESXi 4.1 is a standalone and not licenced server (No Vsphere).

It's just a home machine.

Reagrds

Peter

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Dave_Mishchenko
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Have you tried the File > Export > Export OVF Template option?  The VM has to be powered off for the option to be  available.

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Dave_Mishchenko
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Have you tried the File > Export > Export OVF Template option?  The VM has to be powered off for the option to be  available.

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MauroBonder
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here there a step by step ... http://mrpointy.wordpress.com/2010/07/11/vsphere-ovf-tool/

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