Using Veeam to migrate iso to ESXi host

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Hi all, I have a server that was backed up using Veeam sEnd Point Backup.  The program backs up the NOS to an iso file.  I have the file but wanted to zap it up to be a virtual machine on our ESXI 5.0 server.

We do have a Veeam license for their backup program also, but couldn't find a way to do that.

Question, can this be done?

Thanks all.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Normally you will need to convert, through a P2V (physical to virtual process), to create a Virtual Machine.

all you have is a handful of files. (bundled/archived in an iso!)

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Thanks Andrew, that's how Veeam Endpoint stores them, in an iso file.  I previously used VMWare's P2V converter, but would then have to host it using VMWare workstation, then P2V it to an ESXi server.  I figured Veeam's tool would let me use their software, thats where I was going with this.
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You can P2V direct from the Source Computer to ESXi or vCenter Server, this is what VMware Converter is designed to do. (and Free)

Veeam offers Backup and Restore, not P2V conversion, at present! their Free Endpoint product, just fills a physical server backup issue, because their software is for virtual machines only.

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Thanks Andrew, that's the answer I didn't want to hear, but does answer the question.

The physical server is not at the same location as the ESXi server I'm using for backup so VMWare's P2V free converter can't be used like that, I was hoping for an easier way then to convert, host then convert again.

Do you know of a way if the ESXi server isn't at the same location?

Thanks Andrew, if not, Ill just except your expert comment, that is the right answer.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Yes, P2V - VMware Convert to a share (for VMware Workstation), and then copy the files to new location, and use VMware Converter again 2nd time, to convert the VMware Workstation files to ESXi.

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