daKrisht
Contributor
Contributor

How do I import a VMDK file into ESXi

I have downloaded a pre-configured VM of CentOS 5.2 configured with ISPConfig. The file is around 3.7GB and is in .VMDK format.

How can I import this file into my ESXi Server (3.5 update 3)

Thanks!

(there is also a 1kb .VMX configuration file in the folder)

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Lightbulb
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Virtuoso

You could use Vmware converter http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-8712

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Nemasis
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You don't necessarily need converter. Just move the all the files to your datastore, and then import the VM into your inventory. The VM you are importing is the .vmx file. Unless this was a VM created for a different platform, say Server or Workstation, then you would need converter. I belive you right click on the host in the inventory and choose import. I don't have it up and runnig now so i can't give you specifics.

Nemasis

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Dave_Mishchenko
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Your discussion has been moved to the VI: Virtual Machine and Guest OS forum.

Dave Mishchenko

VMware Communities User Moderator

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