ovftool help

We are running VMWare infrastructure 3 on a server in our office.

We have just purchased a new Dell server which is running VMWare sphere ESXI v 4.1

When we export machines on our Vmware v3 box, they export as VMDK files. We want to load these onto our new server which seems to only accept OVF files.

We have looked at the ovftool but it only mentions converting vmx files to ovf files and not vmdk files.

Could anyone advise?
carrgater31Asked:
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coolsport00Connect With a Mentor Commented:
All you simply need to do "carrgater31" is use the Converter tool:
https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/?p=converter&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGLL_enUS371US371&q=vCenter%20Converter

When the VM is moved/converted, verify hardware ver. 7 is installed (choose that during the conversion wizard), and upgrade the VMware Tools and you should be good to go.

Regards,
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coolsport00Commented:
Just FYI - you can't use the Import function with ESXi to 'migrate' or V2V a VM into your host, unless you have vCenter with your ESXi host. You can only import OVF VM appliances. So, thus why I suggested doing a V2V using vCenter Converter Standalone. :)

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carrgater31Author Commented:
Works a treat!

Thank you very much!
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coolsport00Commented:
Glad to help :)

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