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So I'm trying to convert a physical machine to be hosted on VMWare ESXi 5.0 free hypervisor.  I downloaded the VConverter Standalone free version and am testing on my laptop, but the options to convert to don't include ESXi, which I thought was .vmdk.  There are options for Workstation and VMWare Server, but those would convert to .vmx.

Can I still import a .vmx VM to ESXi 5.0?  If not, how would I convert a physical machine to get it to work with ESXi 5.0?
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Aaron TomoskyDirector, SD-WAN Solutions
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Vmdk is a disk. Vmx is the vm. Same vm for workstation works on esxi

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Vmware converter 5 can convert from physical to esxi.
Install the converter on a pc and follow the instruction when doing a new conversion.

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 converter options
You will get two destination options when you convert a physical machine ,

by selecting the Vmware Infrastructure virtual machine you can directly place a converted physical machine in the ESX

Using the second option you create a vmware worksation, vmware server and vmware fusion images and you import the image in the ESX
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