Convert ESXi guest to ESX

Would like to know if it's possible to copy the entire folder to the NFS datastore as suppose to using vmware converter in order to convert the ESXi guest operating system?
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fluk3dAsked:
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bgoeringConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes - it should run just fine with copying the file. There is no difference in how ESX and ESXi run a virtual machine.

Good Luck
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coolsport00Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Sure...they are the same. You will just need to add your VMs to Inventory on yoir ESX host.

~coolsport00
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Paul SolovyovskyConnect With a Mentor Senior IT AdvisorCommented:
If different version of ESX you may need to update vmware tools.  If you want to modify volume parameters you could use vmware converter from ESX to ESXi and make any changes that are needed
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coolsport00Commented:
Ah yes...good point Paul; hey..btw...you gonna make it out to San Fran to VMworld? You can plug me offline (sorry for blogging "fluk3d").

~coolsport00
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fluk3dAuthor Commented:
haha that's okay good point guys I might just use vmconverter so I can convert the disk to thin as its a thick disk right now will try it this weekend and keep you guys posted.
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coolsport00Commented:
Ok...great! :)

~c
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
No VMware World this year, too many Netapp/VMware projects on schedule, perhaps next year.  Currently in Cancun with a Mojito in both hands.
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coolsport00Commented:
YOU SUCK!...umm...ok, not really :)

Since I've been involved with a huge A/V rollout (and almost finished, thank heavens), VMworld is gonna be my vacation. Lame?...maybe, but I gotta take what I can get *wink*  At least I'll be somewhat close to water :)

Have a great time!
~c
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure  Engineer  Commented:
Hi

Sorry the spam... i never went to VMworld, every year i say this is the year, but every time i miss it :(
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