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How to upload a VM from Workstation to ESX server

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Hi All,

I have a virtual machine running inside a VMware workstation on my laptop.

I want to get it running inside an ESX server3i running on a Dell server.

How do I do it?

How can I import the complete Virtual machine from my laptop's workstation into the ESX server? Please note the laptop and the Dell ESX server are not on the same LAN so i will have to basically put all the files into a USB and then upload it to ESX server datastore.

I already tried converter standalone client but it converts files into .OVA format. where as the ESX server only accepts .OVF virtual appliance format.

I converted the .OVA files into .OVF but the ESX server wont accept that as it gave an XML Envelop error.

So How do I get the VM from my laptop running inside VMware workstation to get inside the ESX server?

Paul Solovyovsky
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