I have copied a master imaged from a vsphere 4.1 cluster environment to a data store for a single ESXi 5.5 installation. When I right click the .vmx from within the data store and add to inventory it works just fine ie. it lists the machine name. Then when I power it on I chose the option "I copied it". but then I get an error message - please see attachment. Is this an error or can I not export a machine from 4.1 into 5.5?
I have included two attachments. the first details the error and the second shows the files in the data store.
And, when I try to copy the *.vmdk file to another folder in the data store I get an error message "a specified parameter was not correct. name too long or wrong type.