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RoastChicken
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Open a virtual machine on a different host hardware

Hi,

I have read in the documentation center that it is fine, as long as all the files are copied correctly, to open a virtual machine on another host machine with different hardware.

My question is the following, will the new host computer with a different hardware than the original host, recognize the virtual machine snapshots I had? I couldn't find this answer, and despite working with VMware for an year I never found myself in this situation.

This virtual machines are very important, they have my IT Engineering degree final project, but my laptop stopped working.

Everything will be working as before right?

Thanks everyone!

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peetz
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Hi Carlos

and welcome to the forums!

You are right: If you copy the whole VM directory to another machine and open the vmx-file in VMware Workstation there then you will have the VM available in exactly the same state as on the old machine (incl. snapshots).

If you want to have a backup of the VM then you can also just copy the whole VM directory to some other location. Maybe this is a good idea in your situation.

Andreas

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peetz
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Hi Carlos

and welcome to the forums!

You are right: If you copy the whole VM directory to another machine and open the vmx-file in VMware Workstation there then you will have the VM available in exactly the same state as on the old machine (incl. snapshots).

If you want to have a backup of the VM then you can also just copy the whole VM directory to some other location. Maybe this is a good idea in your situation.

Andreas

Twitter: @VFrontDe, @ESXiPatches | https://esxi-patches.v-front.de | https://vibsdepot.v-front.de
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sanjeevkumar82
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Hey Buddy, Yes , I had tried multiple time this and it worked for me all the time. I had copied my complete vm lab from laptop to my desktop sometime (Both are having different hardware) And I did not fine any problem while opening with in work station on different host.

But suggest you to keep the backup of the Vm directory (As keeping backup is always good with no loss, Good Luck 😃

-Thanks

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RoastChicken
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Hi,

Thanks for the answers guys. I do not need to assign the ram memory and the network adapters as all of this configurations are saved in the vmx file right?

Thanks again!!

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peetz
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Yes, that's right.

Twitter: @VFrontDe, @ESXiPatches | https://esxi-patches.v-front.de | https://vibsdepot.v-front.de
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