Solved

Script to Copy ESXi VM from datastore1 to datastore2

Posted on 2009-05-12
2
948 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello,

We need to copy a virtual machine from one datastore to another.  i do not have much experience with linux commands nor do i know how to setup a scheduled task on linux.  Does anyone know how i can set up a script to

1) shutdown virtual server
2) copy folder and contents
3) turn on virtual server

I know how to do this with vmware server but no clue with esxi.  any help will be appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:msCCare
[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 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
vmwarun - Arun earned 500 total points
ID: 24372269
I am not sure about scripts.

The alternative is to use VMware vConverter to copy/move the VM from one source to another.

Steps

1.Shutdown the VM
2.Use VMware vConverter to select the Host on which the VM is located.
3.Move the VM to the desired location.

Another alternative is to just shutdown the VM and use Veeam FastSCP or WinSCP to copy the VMX and VMDK File from the source location to the destination.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:msCCare
ID: 24379688
Thanks, I will test out the vConverter

what i did was install the RCLI and ran the following command:

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware VI Remote CLI\bin>vmkfstools.pl --server esxiserver --username root --password ****** i /vmfs/volumes/4a0370bc-0bad878d-612b-00237def56e6/SERVER01/SERVER01.vmdk /vmfs/volumes/4a0370d7-8df714f7-5124-00237def56e6/vm-backup/SERVER01/SERVER01.vmdk -d thin -a lsilogic

I just had to do it for each hard drive.  also, using datastore1 and datastore2 did not work, it had to be the actual GUID folder name
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
VMware lost connectivity to datastore 15 1,130
Exchange Cluster Requirements 8 82
Vcenter and vSphere licensing renewal question ? 10 121
Backup of vCenter Server 16 36
HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) using the vSphere (HTML5 Web) Host Client 6.5, and perform a simple configuration task of adding a new VMFS 6 datastore.
HOW TO: Upload an ISO image to a VMware datastore for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) using the vSphere Host Client, and checking its MD5 checksum signature is correct.  It's a good idea to compare checksums, because many installat…
Teach the user how to use configure the vCenter Server storage filters Open vSphere Web Client:  Navigate to vCenter Server Advanced Settings: Add the four vCenter Server storage filters: Review the advanced settings: Modify the values of the four v…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

739 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