fajarpri
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vmkfstool -i more than one files

Hi all,

I understand that we can use vmkfstool -i to "import or clone" VM using vmdk file.

But, I'm wondering, what to do if the VM has more than one vmdk files. Should we import it one by one? How about the file naming convention?

I know we can just use VMware Converter for this, but often the conversion take many hours, therefore I prefer to use the CLI.

Anyone has done this before?

Thank you.

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mlubinski
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Probably you must "mount these additional vmdk as different scsi numbers.

take a look into these documents:

http://www.vmware.com/support/esx21/doc/esx21admin_vmvkfstools.html

http://www.esxguide.com/esx/content/view/18/25/

http://communities.vmware.com/message/810921

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fajarpri
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Thanks for the URL, they're quite interesting.

But, still no answer on how to proceed if there are more than one vmdk files.

I guess I'll just use the VMware converter and leave my notebook running all night converting it.

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mlubinski
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well I would do following test:

1. Create test VM and would mount first disk (this should be easy).

2. I would check what is next "free" SCSI number (in device confighration) like SCSI0:3 or something

3. I would use their tips with this free SCSI number and see if this helps. Without tests it is very hard to guess :smileygrin:

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