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How do I move the ESXConsole to the SAN so I can format the local storage with a 4MB block

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I have a running ESX4 vcenter with two ESX hosts using vMotion. The ESXConsoles are vmdk files on the local storage. One of my servers has 1TB of local storage but a 1MB block size which limits the file size to 256GB. Here is the info I got from VMWare using the vmkfstools command:
 For ex: vmkfstools -i /vmfs/esxpublic/testvm2.vmdk /vmimages/testvm2.vmdk. and the link to this  
http://pubs.vmware.com/vi35/server_config/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=server_config&file=sc_appb.21.1.html 

I tried that and got the Lock File Error, I think its because the ESXConsole is currently running. I don't know much about VM but I can follow directions. How can I get the virtual image of the console moved to the SAN so I can format the local datastore with a 4MB block to use the 1TB for other files?
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