curioso
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Migrating GSX Server VM's to ESX Server

Hi,

I'm planning to migrate my GSX Server's VM's to ESX Server 3.0.2. Which tool or software should I use? Is there any documentation on how to do the migration?

thanks,

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oreeh
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If your VMs use virtual SCSI controllers / disks you can copy the VMDKs to the ESX host and import them there using vmkfstools.

Then create a new VM on ESX and point it to the imported disk.

When copying make sure you use a binary method and the tools used for copying can handle files bigger 2Gb.

Another option is VMware Converter.

TomHowarth
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You could also use VMware Converter software to migrate them.

That way if you used IDE disks in your GSX environment, you could change it during the procedure

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Kind regards

Tom

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