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I need to move a VM session from one ESXI server version 4 to a new one version 5. I don't have anything but these servers. Can I just shut down the session on the old copy the vmdk and files to the other and boot it up on the new one or is there a step I don't know about
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That article seems to show how to make a copy on a single ESXI box, I need to move one from one to another.
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Yes, you specify the DESTINATION as another ESXi Server!

Depends which article you are referring to!

If you do not want to use Converter, which I would recommend, you will need to copy the virtual machine folder to your workstations hard drive, and then login to the new server, and upload!

if you look at the Backup Article, the last Backup Step, suggests ways to "backup" a VM, which is ineffect what you are doing.
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I found this online would this work?


    Step 1: from within the vSphere client, while connected to vCenter1, select the VM and then from "File" menu select "Export"->"Export OVF Template" (Note: make sure the VM is Powered Off otherwise this feature is not available - it will be gray). This action will allow you to save on your machine/laptop the VM (as an .vmdk, .ovf and a .mf file).
    Step 2: Connect to the vCenter2 with your vSphere client and from "File" menu select "Deploy OVF Template..." and then select the location where the VM was saved in the previous step.
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Exporting OVF is another method, but can give issues, time-ing out, and OVF sometimes are not compatible between versions of ESXi. Make sure ALL cdroms and floppies are disconnected

It's no quicker, than copying with the datastore browser, or WinSCP, Veeam FastSCP etc
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The OVF thins worked thanks for your help
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