capriguy84
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How to launch VMs on new host after rebuild?

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So my upgrade from 5.0 to 5.1.0a didn't go well and I ended up re-installing the Hypervisor. I have all VMs in a datastore which was not affected.

After mapping the datastore, how do I open/launch VMs on the new built host?

Thanks for your help.

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RParker
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Browse datastore, right click on vmx for each VM.  Add to inventory.  Now you can get access and boot them.

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RParker
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Browse datastore, right click on vmx for each VM.  Add to inventory.  Now you can get access and boot them.

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jrmunday
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Another option is to automate this if you have loads of VM's and don't have time to register each one individually, see http://www.vcritical.com/2010/08/register-a-lun-full-of-vms-with-powercli/

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