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I have a HPDL20 with RAID 1 to (2) 2TB drives. I have 2 Instances of Server 2012 installed fully loaded, SQL server 2014 is also installed.
 
The first is set-up with a C:/ (120GB - operating System), D:/ (280GB - Data), S:/ (160 - SQL 2014)
The second is set-up with C:/ (120GB - operating System), S:/ (180 - SQL 2014)

I have (2) additional HPDL20's ready and was hoping to image/copy what I already have as described above to these new boxes (They just have VMware ESXI installed at this time)

All Microsoft licensing is legit and will be applied individually.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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I'm afraid not possible, or easily done.

Why not install ESXi on the other two servers, and export and import your VMs.

see my EE Article

Part 10: HOW TO: Backup (Export) and Restore (Import) virtual machines to VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 for FREE
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Thank you, this will be a good approach for me.
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