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Exporting VMs from standalone ESXi Host to external storage to be imported into remote esxi host and configure veeam replication between the 2x hosts/VMs?

As above.  Whats the best way to do this?
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Commented:
Easy....

see my EE Article, with step by step instructions and screenshots

Part 10: HOW TO: Backup (Export) and Restore (Import) virtual machines to VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 for FREE

later when you have restore, or Imported the VM at the destination, you will want to "map it" as per this Veeam Article

http://www.veeam.com/kb1760

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looks it!
could i not use veeam backup file, copy that across and build a temp veeam server to restore it?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Yes, if you wanted to, but it would take you longer.

Your question was...

Exporting VMs from standalone ESXi Host to external storage to be imported into remote esxi host and configure veeam replication between the 2x hosts/VMs?

and that's the quickest and easiest, there are many different ways to do it....

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copying the file still...
guess it should work!

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getting: failed to deploy ovf package invalid configuration for device 8
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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This would be a good question for another post.