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VMWare P2V add to inventory

Posted on 2011-03-21
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I converted a Physical machine into a virtual machine.  The process completed normally.  The folder is present in the Datastore.  How do I now add to inventory.  I think in the past when the P2V was complete, I could see the server in the list of VM's and it would be listed as a server under the host that was selected during the import wizard.  However, it didn't show up under the Host or in the Host/Cluster view.  I thought I might have to go into the datastore and do an add to inventory, but that option is gray'd out.
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by:coolsport00
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Hmmm...yeah, that is weird. While logged onto the host via the vSphere Client, rt-click on the datastore the VM is on and select Browse Datastore. In the window that displays, go into the VM folder, rt-click on the .vmx file and select Add to Inventory. It should then show up as normal.

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by:sfletcher1959
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Okay, that worked, however, when I tried to power on, right after the VMWare splash screen, I got this error.

A Disk Read Error Occured
Press Ctrl+Alt_Delete to restart
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coolsport00 earned 500 total points
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What is your VM disk type? (go into the VM's Edit Settings). If it's IDE, you will need to change it to SCSI. BTW...as an FYI, your 2nd question is outside the scope of this one and should be asked in a new on, as per EE guidelines (see: http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hs=23&hi=23).

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by:sfletcher1959
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One, I only asked one question.  The second response was in direct relation to the output from your suggested action.

Two, this guideline is to suggest that in some cases, new users try to get unrelated questions answered before awarding points on unrelated questions.  This wasn't the case.

Three, I am not a new user and have been a premium user for many years.  It is not my intention to cheat you out of any points.

However, If you like, I would be happy to award these points to you and then submit a second question to respond to your first response so that you don't feel like I am taking advantage of you.  My apologies.
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by:coolsport00
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I understand that after adding the VM to inventory, you would assume the VM not powering on correctly would be related to the process I described, but it isn't. I apologize I didn't make that clear. My suggestion in opening another question was solely because what is going on with the VM is unrelated to my solution in this post and thus a new question should be posted, not about getting more points or insinuating you cheating giving out points, etc. I, like other 'experts' certainly do like getting those things (points, that is), but our ultimate goal is to help the posters and try to do so within the confides of EE's guidelines.

I'm sorry my last post was taken incorrectly...

Regards,
~coolsport00
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