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VMWare Server VMDK -> ESX

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Say I have 3 Virtual Machines, and therefore 3 respective VMDKs, running under VMWare Server 1.0.5

If I was to make another physical machine, install ESX/ESXi 3.5 (I've never used ESX) could I just import/copy over these VMDKs and run them?

Or maybe even just copy over my entire Virtual Machines folder?

Is it that easy? Or am I dreaming?

I've got an Intel PRO1000 NIC in transit, and it's supported by ESX/ESXi. Upon arrival I'm thinking about migrating to ESX/ESXi

(Opposed to WinXP / VMWare Server 1.0.5)

I wanted to know what sort of difficulty i'm in for.

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Gerrit_Lehr
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They best way would be to use VMWare Converter and convert the VM for use on a ESX Server.

Kind Regards,

Gerrit Lehr

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Gerrit_Lehr
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They best way would be to use VMWare Converter and convert the VM for use on a ESX Server.

Kind Regards,

Gerrit Lehr

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weinstein5
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Yes you are dreaming - the files are different between vmware server and esx - as gerrit said the best way to bring a vm created under vmware server is with vmware converter -

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