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I have vmware workstation already.
I have to install vmware server.
While installing it is said to uninstall vmware workstation.
I have servers about 5 servers and oracle database in linux in the vmware workstation.

I want to know can we bring these servers in vmware server
before we uninstall.
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by:Pradeep Dubey
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No issue, just shutdown the servers running on workstation and export them from the location it was running.

Uninstall the workstation and install the server.

Now import the servers in vmware server and start them.

See the below link for the export options in workstation:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1012258
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by:rindi
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VMware Server is ancient and not supported anymore since about 3 or more years. Why are you trying to replace VMware Workstation with something as old as VMware Server? Stay with Workstation and don't downgrade to server.
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by:RickEpnet
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100% agree with rindi. If you were to go to anything you should look at esxi Free. This would need to be installed on a bare metal machine and it a little bit more picky about the hardware it is installed on.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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VMware Server is old outdated, distcontinued and no longer supported - you would be better sticking with VMware Workstation it's more up to date! There is no benefit of moving to VMware Server.

You will need to convert all the servers from workstation to ESXi using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1.

You will need to find another computer to install ESXi onto, as it requires to be installed on bare metal.

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

see my other articles

HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1)

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