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how to move vm hosts from one ESXI server to VMware vsphare 4.1

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I have one VMWare ESXI and one VMWare Vsphare Server4.1,  I am to move my all host machines from ESXI server to VMware Vsphare server. I dont have Vcenter server. is there are any thard party or free utility .
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Top Expert 2011

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If it's the simple act of moving the files and folder structures, you can try Veeam FastSCP or use the datastore browser itself to access the files. I use Veeam FastSCP with my home ESXi server for backups.  
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Both free options, of course, and easy to use.
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If you wanted to read about or evaluate Veeam FastSCP:

http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esxi-fastscp.html
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This can be done with Veeam FastSCP but is slow.

I would recommend two approaches, a V2V (virtual to virtual conversion or migration) using VMware Convertor.

1. Use VMware Convertor for free.

If you've not used VMware Convertor, you can check out fellow Expert Bestway guide here

For the conversion steps, read Bestway's article.

https://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/A_3639-VMware-vConverter-P2V-for-Windows-Servers.html

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

2. Using Veeam Backup and Replication 5 for free.

If you have licensed versions of VMware ESX, you can use Veeam Backup and Replication 5 for free. Trials are available for free. This would allow you to Replicate and transfer the Virtual Servers from one server to another.

http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esx-backup/download.html

Any further clarification or questions, please ask.
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You could use a Storage appliance to use your local disk as Network shared storage.

Patrick

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Dear All Experts ,

I will try all the options tomorrow evening .

Thanks for your early responce .

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New version of Veeam SCP does not support ESXi, can any one suggest another software or method.

Thanks
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