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Moving Images from VMWARE 2.0 to VMWARE ESXi.

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Hello,

I finally installed an ESXI server, and now I want to move all my vmware server 2.0 images to this new one. Besides just figuring out how to use an Explorer interface (is there one?), I would like to copy my existing vmware images to this new server so that I don't have to recreate them. How hard is this to do, and what are the steps? Many of the images I don't mind losing, but I have some test scenarious with Foundations Start and Netware that I really don't want to recreate.

Thanks,
John

PS: I will be offline for the night, but will give feedback tomorrow if you respond. Thank you for the help.
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This can easily be done "jhieb" by using vCenter Converter Standalone tool. Download/install it on your workstation, then migrate the VMs from the Server host to your ESXi host.

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

User's Guide to help you through the process (along with us, of course) :)
http://www.vmware.com/pdf/convsa_43_guide.pdf

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Thanks. I will check this out, tomorrow. I will be working late tomorrow night so hopefully I will have time to do this tomorrow.
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Conversion assistance starts on pg. 42 of the Guide. Also, if you run into problems, a fellow EE expert ("BestWay") has written up some steps you might wanna look at. It's kind of in-depth, so I only recommend it if you run into problems.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/A_3639-VMware-vConverter-P2V-for-Windows-Servers.html

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