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How can I easily  import a physical vm to a virtual vm using ESX 5.1?
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by:Joseph Daly
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You need to use the vmware standalone converter. This will perform the P2V for you.
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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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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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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 Boppe earned 125 total points
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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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