How to manually move a VM's Datastore

Posted on 2011-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi all

I installed a VM to the host server's internal hard drive datastore by mistake, and I'd like to move it to the SAN datastore like all the rest.

However, this VM is the one that has vSphere Center Server on it...

No vMotion, only on Essentials.

So I'm thinking there has to be a way I can shut down the VM, log in to that host using vSphere Client and manually move it?
Question by:hongedit
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    Accepted Solution


    Check out the about.... if you have ssh or direct console access to the vm server you can remove the existing one from the inventory, copy it to a new location then reimport it....
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    you should be able to use vclient connected to the esx server as that will allow you access to the san datastore or another vcenter server even a vm'd one

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