How to copy a vCenter Server 4.0.0 machine for use with VMWare Workstation?

Posted on 2012-08-20
Last Modified: 2012-08-20
I use VMWare workstation 7.1.6.  My customer uses VCenter v4.0.0.  He is not an expert with his product.  I need him to send a copy of two of his "live" virtual machines to me so I can perform some testing.  What are the steps he needs to perform to copy the folders containing the needed machines to an external drive?
Question by:CPA_MCSE
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    He needs to convert his VMs using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0, this Exports/Converts the Virtual Machine to a Windows Share on his workstation/server, copy to USB external drive, flash drive, send in the post, and you use VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0 to Import at your end!

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    He can use Export to OVF, see this Question I Answered earlier Today:-

    (this is easier, but sometimes corruption can easily occur, VM must be Powered OFF).

    You just Import OVF at your end.

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