Move virtual machine from one physical esxi to another

We have 2 physical machines both running VMware ESXi 4.1.0

One of the machines has 4 virtual machines on it, the other is a brand new fresh install with none.

I need to move 2 of the virtual machines from one box to the other and never done this before..

There is some software on the machine called Veeam, I had a play around and managed to do a scheduled copy and it copied the virtual machine from one machine to the other, however when I login to the fresh machine i still see no machines on it...

Am i missing a step ?

Many thanks,
Shaun
deepslalliAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You may need to add those virtual machines to the inventory.

So connect to the ESX host server using the vSphere Client (GUI), and then browse the datastore, select the VMX file, and right click and select Add to Inventory.
deepslalliAuthor Commented:
This is the thing, all i see on the new machine is the IP of the server....

Attached 2 screen shots...1 showing the view from Veam to show the files did copy over and one from the vsphere showing i cannot see the store....or the virtual machine

many thanks
shaun

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deepslalliAuthor Commented:
sorry here is the other shot showing the veeam backup
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Exit Maintanance Mode, and select the Summary Page, and then select the datastore datastore1




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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
and then browse to the location you've uploaded the files, select the VMX, and right click add to Inventory.

When you power it on, it will ask if this is a copy or moved.

If you've moved it select moved.
deepslalliAuthor Commented:
Fantastic thank you very much VM came straight up after them simple steps thank you !
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
thanks
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