Re-add VMs back to ESXi

Hi all.
I had 1 V6.0  ESXi server server which i had running inside vmware workstation. I deployed vSphere, added the ESXi host and created 3 VMs on the ESXi host which were in an attached scis drive (data store).
I lost the ESXi host - it failed, i deleted it.
I have added a new host and attached the original Datastore. How can i re-add my 3 VMs? I only seem to see the option of creating a new VM.
Thank you.
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Jason ThomasAsked:
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CESNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Browse the datastore and right-click the .vmx files for each guest server.  There will be an option to add to inventory.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
if you follow my article in Step 6.Register the cloned/copied virtual machine with the Inventory onwards you can see how to do this, step by step with screenshots.

HOW TO: Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.0

The procedure is the same for 5.x, 6.0
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Jason ThomasAuthor Commented:
Thank you. I'll try that now and report back.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You may get a message.... and you'll need to read this EE Article written by Me also!, when you start the VM!

HOW TO: Select the right answer to "I Moved It" or "I Copied It" in VMware vSphere (ESXi)
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Jason ThomasAuthor Commented:
Hi. I'm leaving this question open for now to raise another issue i have that is preventing me from re-adding my VMs.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
no datastore!
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Jason ThomasAuthor Commented:
Yep - you see my other question? I had assumed I'd add the datastore straight back and then re-add my VMs, but no...
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Jason ThomasAuthor Commented:
Thank you both. Data store re-attached as are VMs.
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