I am messing around with ESXi and have run into a couple of issues. I did a P2V conversion using the converter and copied to my PC HDD share. I then copied the whole folder to a datastore on the host. I then tried to create a VM and point the VM to the VMDK file but it doesn't show in the folder. Yet when browsing the datastore, the VMDK files (and all the others .vmx etc) are present.
I'm not using a SAN or resource pools etc, just a basic VM pointing to it's self contained folder in a datastore. I have created machines prior to this but no P2V. Also had a corrupt VM thjat when trying to create a new one, and point to it's VMDK file, it wasn't showing although as above, I could browse to the folder it was contained i
Hope it makes sense.