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VMWare Import VM

How can I easily  import a physical vm to a virtual vm using ESX 5.1?
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Joseph DalyCommented:
You need to use the vmware standalone converter. This will perform the P2V for you.
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Rsilva98Commented:
You can use the xxdcmast solution, but i don't recommend convert a domain controller. its better you setup a new one and then decommission the old server by moving FSMO roles to the new server. P2V domain controller its a nightmare.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Very easily, use VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1 and perform a V2V

see my EE Articles, step by step tutorial with screenshots


HOW TO:  Synchronize changes when completing a P2V or V2V with VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1
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Malli BoppeCommented:
You can use vmware convertor or just shutdown the VM copy the files and import it.
http://www.ehow.com/how_6967876_import-vmdk-files-vmware.html
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