How can i move a guest server from vmware server to esx server?

Hi,

I have a Linux AS 4 Update 5 server. It is working as virtual guest server on the a vmware server.

I want to move this server to a Esx server. How can i achieve this task?

Thanks.
yozuzeybekAsked:
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jakethecatukCommented:
Using VM Convertor will be the easiest way.  It's available for download from VMWare.

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_vcenter_converter_standalone/4_0

You can also do using the VCentre Client.
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coolsport00Commented:
Veeam FastSCP (free tool: http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esxi-fastscp.html) is another way to do it. Power down your VM and use FastSCP to copy to your host. With the Converter tool "jake..." mentions, you have the option to modify disks, resources, etc. though.

Regards,
~coolsport00
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yozuzeybekAuthor Commented:
Hi jaketurk,

I download vmware converter form wmvare.com. Then I install it on the a server and I work it. But I get an error message. I am attaching screen shot.

What are you thinking? What is the reason of this error message?
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yozuzeybekAuthor Commented:
I attached screen shot
Error-message.JPG
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coolsport00Commented:
From the error, it seems you configured to power on the VM? If that is the case, I recommend not doing so as that can cause errors. Try to convert (move) the VM again, this time without configuring 2 settings ('Power On' or 'install VMware Tools').
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coolsport00Commented:
NOTE: Converter Standalone can be "buggy" sometimes. If you get any 'errors' during the convert wizard, shut down the Converter tool, go into Windows Task Mgr and "End Process" all 'vmware-converter...' processes. Then, re-open Converter and try it again. (say "yes" at the 'start service' message that may appear).

~coolsport00
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yozuzeybekAuthor Commented:
Hi coolsport,

I am trying to move a virtual guest server from vmware server to esx server. Please can you tell me, How can i achieve this task with Veeam FastSCP?

Thanks.
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yozuzeybekAuthor Commented:
Hi Coolsport,

I am trying to move a virtual guest server from vmware server to esx server. I didnt do any on the Esx server. I run only Vmware converter on the a server. and I write virtual guest server ip adress as source and I write esx server ip adress as destination. It started and I saw this attached error message.
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coolsport00Commented:
Is VMware Server on your workstation? If not, just install FastSCP on the host that has VMware Server on it. Once installed, open the app and add the ESX host to the "Servers" (right-click and select 'Add Server'). FastSCP should 'see' the computer it's installed on (you will see 'My Computer' under the "Servers" heading). Right-click on the VM directory and choose 'Copy'. Browse to the datastore location of the ESX server and right-click in that directory and choose 'Paste'. That should do it.

Regards,
~coolsport00
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coolsport00Commented:
A bit more info from my last comment:
Go to the 'My Computer' area and browse to the directory that has the VM you want to copy/move. Right-click on that directory (folder) and select 'Copy'. Follow the remaining steps.
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yozuzeybekAuthor Commented:
Hi coolsport,

I think you are saying, copy and past all files from vmware server to exs server with FastSCP, arent you?

Also, what are you thinking about Vmware convertor error message? Why i am getting this erorr message when I want to try convert with vmware convertor?

Thanks.
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coolsport00Commented:
Yes...just a simple copy/past as I described :)

It looks like you configured your VM to power on during the conversion wizard. As such, the conversion 'errored' out. Hard to tell for sure. The error says it couldn't find the IP of the target. Without seeing exactly how you config'd your VM in the wizard, I can only speculate as to why you recv'd the error.

~coolsport00
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yozuzeybekAuthor Commented:
Do you have any article for achieve this task step by step?
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coolsport00Commented:
No...the best I could find was here:
http://vmetc.com/2010/02/23/uese-veeam-fastscp-for-easy-esxi-file-management/
which just gives you a bit of a look at the GUI and some of the steps. There's really nothing to it. What specific part are you having problems with?
1. Download and install FastSCP on the workstation that is running VMware Server with the Linux guest
2. Open the FastSCP application
3. Right-click on the 'Servers' section within the console and choose to "Add Server"
4. Enter the IP of your ESX host. It will then display under the 'Servers' section
5. Expand 'My Computers' to the directory of your Linux VM
6. Right-click on the Linux VM folder and choose "Copy"
7. Expand the IP of your ESX host to the Datastore you want to copy your VM to
8. Right-click in the directory and select "Paste"

That's pretty much all there is to it. Let me know if you have a problem with the copy/paste process and I'll try to assist further. Unfortunately, Veeam doesn't provide a User's Manual for this. Why I don't know. They do have some screenshots on their site that may give you a bit more visual help.
http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esxi-fastscp.html#fragment-2

Regards,
~coolsport00
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yozuzeybekAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I am trying your suggestions.
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yozuzeybekAuthor Commented:
Thank you friends.
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