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Moving a Virtual Machine from A windows server onto ESXi 4.1

Hello,
I am trying to move a previously built (& working) Virtual Machine from a windows server onto ESXi 4.1.
I have just configured a spare server with ESXi 4.1 & I have installed the vsphere client on my PC and can browse to it perfectly.
The problem I have is that within vSphere Client there only seems to be options to create a new Virtual Machine rather than import the one I have already created?
Can anyone help me to migrate the working Vm onto ESXi?
Thank you,
Ryan.
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Alexey KomarovChief Project EngineerCommented:
Hi
You may use P2V converter http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/
This tools support online and offline convertions.
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MSSC_supportAuthor Commented:
This tool refers to converting physical machines or non-vmware virtual machines.
What we have is vmware virtual Servers but they are sat on a windows server & I need to move the VMs onto ESXi.
(So I'm not really trying to convert anything).
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Alexey KomarovChief Project EngineerCommented:
If you have vmware virtaul machine you may copy vmware virtual disk on ESXi and create new VM using exsiting disk
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1000936
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Deepak KosarajuSr. Monitoring Architect - Nagios/Op5 SME - ConsultantCommented:
If u have vcenter license (or) 60days trail evaluation installed u can use vcenter converted to convert windows virtual pc vm's to ESXi.
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tylermirandaCommented:
like alexeykomorov said.  move the vmdk to the datastore on the esx host. not difficult.
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MSSC_supportAuthor Commented:
Hi, the problem I have is that I have just built the ESXi server & I don't know how to move VMs onto it's datastore. I've given it a static IP etc but I don't know how to make it part of the domain - (or even if you are meant to). And as the other production VMs are on storage (which is on the domain) I can't get them onto the esxi server.
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MSSC_supportAuthor Commented:
I did actually manage to join it to the domain now but I still can't browse to it from other machines?
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MSSC_supportAuthor Commented:
We were using the wrong product from Vmware - once the correct product was installed with the relevant plug-ins, it was fine,.
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