efasfghe
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Migration from ESXi 5 to 3.5

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Hello Experts,

I would like to ask, how is it possible to copy/clone virtual machine from vSphere (ESXi 5.0) to ESXi 3.5 hypervisor?

With OVF templates this is not working , because of the different versions. When I try just simple copy/paste .vmdk file from ESXi 5.0 to ESXi 3.5 I always get I/O error.

Could you give me any advice?

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iw123
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What virtual hardware version is the VM you are wanting to migrate?

The best option is likely to be to use vm convertor to move it. 

*Please, don't forget the awarding points for "helpful" and/or "correct" answers

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yezdi
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Try copying the vmdk using FastSCP and registering it on 3.5

http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esxi-fastscp.html

Also you can try VMware converter.

iw123
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What virtual hardware version is the VM you are wanting to migrate?

The best option is likely to be to use vm convertor to move it. 

*Please, don't forget the awarding points for "helpful" and/or "correct" answers
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efasfghe
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Worked like a charm! And it is so easy!!! Thanks a lot !Smiley Happy

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