Restore VM in ESXi
Posted on 2008-11-19
I had a server running ESX 3.5 60 day trial. My trial period has ended so I installed ESXi instead. I had 2 hard drives 1 with ESX installed on it and 2nd one with all of my VM's.
What I did is, I formatted the 1st drive and installed ESXi on it. When booted the server I was able to see the datastore and all of my VM's. When I create a new vm and associate the old VMDK file from the VM folder, I am able to load the VM but it running as if it was the first day I installed my Vm. I don't have any application and data which I installed on the old VM?
What can I do to keep working from the place I left off with the old ESX server?