kishore007
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New VM image from an existing .vmx

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vmware esx server using vmware viclient

In the data store i have an existing vmware image with .vmx and .vmdk in a separate folder.(folder1)

I copy the contents of above folder(folder1) to a separate folder(folder2) in data store.

Now from folder2 i want to bring up the .vmx image in folder2.I know how to use the .vmdk in folder but not able to make out how to reuse the existing .vmx

Thats a herculean task to figure it out.!!!

Thanks

Kishore

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athlon_crazy
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If I'm not mistaken, u just only want to bring up the .vmx in folder2. Right click, choose add to inventory. Perhaps u need to change the uuid too.

VMware newbie..

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Gerrit_Lehr
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The easiest and appropirate way is actually to simply right click vm1 from the inventory and choose the clone option to create a clone of it.

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Gerrit Lehr

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athlon_crazy
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If I'm not mistaken, u just only want to bring up the .vmx in folder2. Right click, choose add to inventory. Perhaps u need to change the uuid too.

VMware newbie..

Zen Systems Sdn Bhd

www.no-x.org

http://www.no-x.org
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HughBorg707
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And if you create a clone of the image, and its a Microsoft OS, use newSID to create new security info so that the machine will be truly unique on your network.

Bindu09
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Hi

vmware esx server using vmware viclient

I have multiple VM images with multiple snap shots stored in one of my ESX server box and i need to move all of them to another ESX server,

Can anybody help me out in figuring out solution for the same.

Thanks in Advance

Bindu Dey.

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