?
Solved

VMX file in ESX 3.5

Posted on 2009-04-04
3
Medium Priority
?
532 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I used Veeam FastSCP to copy a Guest OS to my harddrive and then I deleted the VM from the datastore.

I then copied it back, all welll and good, but I could not get the datastore to see it, I found out that it did not "have" a vmx file, so I recreated the vmx file, the datastore saw, and life was good.

But when I use datastore browser it does not see the VMX file nor does FastSCP, if I log in to the host I can find it in the directory.

All other VM's have vmx files, and I can see them in the datastore.

the permissons on the vmx file look standard, rwxr-xr-x  
any ideas?

also on a 2nd note, anyone use FastSCP to copy a running VM?
0
Comment
Question by:FITFSC
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

by:
paulsolov earned 500 total points
ID: 24069643
Make sure the VMX file you've created is the same one, you should be able to see it with FastSCP.

You cannot copy a running VM with FastSCP but you can use vmware converter to essentially make a copy of it while it's running.  


0
 

Author Comment

by:FITFSC
ID: 24071505
Thats the problem, I see if I log into the ESX host, and do and do and ls, I see the VMX file, but unable to see the same file in FastSCP.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:FITFSC
ID: 31566601
no... abandon project so not sure if it was totally successful.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Last article we focus in how to VMware: How to create and use VMs TAGs – Part 1 so before follow this article and perform the next tasks, you should read the first article how to create the TAG before using them in Veeam Backup Jobs.
HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5), Step by Step Tutorial with screenshots. From Download, Checking Media, to Completed Installation.
Teach the user how to rename, unmount, delete and upgrade VMFS datastores. Open vSphere Web Client: Rename VMFS and NFS datastores: Upgrade VMFS-3 volume to VMFS-5: Unmount VMFS datastore: Delete a VMFS datastore:
Teach the user how to use vSphere Update Manager to update the VMware Tools and virtual machine hardware version Open vSphere Client: Review manual processes for updating VMware Tools and virtual hardware versions: Create a new baseline group in vSp…
Suggested Courses

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question