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hishamrixs
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Downloading VMware vSphere VMs to VMware workstation

Hi good people,

I'm wondering if anyone has experience downloading production vSphere VMs to VMware Workstation while VMs are running. Will it corrupt the VMs or any other effects? 

Thank you.

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a_p_
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I doubt that this will work. vSphere doesn't just emulate virtual hardware, but passes through most of the CPU instructions to the hardware. What you are asking for is s.th. like live migration across platforms, which is not available (or even possible).

André

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