virtS
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Upgreaded From ESXi4.1 to ESXi5 with insall and presever datastore option

Hi ,

I upgreaded my ESXi4 to ESXi5 with Install and preserve data store option. Now I want to use some of vms from previous datastore. How can I go about it ?

Will this recover my Snapshots as well ?

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IanTech
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Enthusiast

Hi,

Can you no longer see your VM's after the upgrade? Are you able to browse your datastores from the vSphere client?

Regards,

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a_p_
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Leadership

Welcome to the Community,

with "Install and preserve data store" rather than "Upgrade and preserve data store" the new ESXi installation does not know anything about the previously existing settings and VMs. What you need to do is to configure the ESXi host (e.g. network settings), then open your datastore using the datastore browser and right click each VM's .vmx file and select "Add to Inventory".

André

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