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How do I move a VM between virtual Centers?

Posted on 2009-05-12
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Hello,

We have two Virtual Centers. One in our production network and one in our lab. I need to move a VM that was built in the lab into the production Virtual infrastructure. What is the best way to do this? I suspect I will have to SSH to the ESX host on which the VM resides and move the files manually? Should I make it into a template first? Is there an easier way to do it?
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by:maredzki
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If these are not sitting on the same SAN and have visibility to the same LUNS then you will have to copy it manually using SFTP.

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by:paulsolov
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You could always us vConverter to do this.  Just point to source and distination and you can do it right away or schedule it.  

Otherwise I would use Veeam FastSCP to copy VMs to a temporary location and then to new location.

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You can actually use VMWare tools to do this http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/
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Thats exactly what i needed. Thanks
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