Maybe there are an easyer way to do this, heres one suggestion:
1. Log in to the unsupported shell and enable ssh. Then you can use FastSCP/VeeamSCP to copy files.
How to log into unsupported shell and enable ssh:
A. At configuration screen (where you hit F2 to log in to configuration or F12 to restart/reboot), press "Alt + F1".
B. type unsupported
C. type your root password (you will be prompted for it)
D. # vi /etc/inetd.conf
find the line "# ssh stream tcp nowait root /sbin/dropbearmulti dropbear ++min=0" and remove # (uncomment)
E. Now the inetd.conf file has to be re-read. Find the inetd pid:
ps x | grep inetd
kill -HUP <inetd pid>
Now you can log in with an ssh client like Putty, or you can use your favorite scp/sftp tool to copy files.
Message was edited by: Kiil
Copying a VM from workstation to ESX will generally NOT work (well, copying will work, but the VM will not run on ESX(i)). Fortunately, it is made VERY simple if you use converter Point to the workstation VM, point to the ESXi host, and press CONVERT... Works like a dream without issues!
it does'nt work, i have the message
connexion rejected on 172.18.1.35:22
What does not work? Check the previous post, copying a workstation VM to ESX(i) will not work. Use converter instead.
after a reboot, the message is "channel has been closed"
what does it means ?
when i try to connect with Fastscp, the message is 'the channel is closed"
when i try to convert, i dont know what is the destination "Location" in step 2 ?
The destination would be your ESXi host, so use the IP address of the management internface of your ESXi host there, together with its credentials.
Maybe I am missing what you are asking but, if you are logged into the VI Client, you could simply browse the data store and upload files from the PC you are connecting from.
Connect to the host, click the Configuration tab, then "Storage" under the Hardware window. You should be able right click on the data store in the right pane and transfer files.
Are there any firewalls between your desktop and the ESXi host ?
As other said, you cannot just copy VMware Workstation VM's directly and use them in ESX, you have to convert them.
So, maybe I misunderstood what you wanted, because I just thought you wanted copy a file...for some reason :-\
ok, now it's working with the VI Client.
but, how can i use the convert directly to send my image in my esxi datastore ??
You cannot use the VM Converter to convert a physical workstation directlly to an ESXi machine. Your VM Desktop image should give you an option to convert to VMware Infrastructure Virtual Machine on the destination screen. On the next screen put the IP address of your ESXi box along with its root username and password.
You cannot use the VM Converter to convert a physical workstation directlly to an ESXi machine.
Really? Because I've done exactly that - installed the VMware Converter agent onto a physical machine, then pointed VMware Converter at it for the source, then at the ESX(i) server for the destination and converted it just fine...
My bad I didnt finish my sentance.. You cannot use the converter to convert to a physical box to a ESXi box unless you have the paid version of the VM Converter.