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  • 1.  Import vmdk file from VMWare Player to vSphere possible ?

    Posted Jan 21, 2013 07:49 AM

    Hi Community

    Is it possible to import vmdk file from VMWare Player to vSphere. I tried already to by import on datastore and create a new VM and with the VM Converter.

    - create a new VM with vmdk file in vSphere throws a compatibility error.

    - VM converter runs in first try to 22%, in second to 64%.

    Is there another possibility to get vmdk file running in vSphere ?

    Regards

    Michael



  • 2.  RE: Import vmdk file from VMWare Player to vSphere possible ?

    Posted Jan 21, 2013 08:21 AM

    The sparse virtual disk format is not supported by ESXi. What you can do - other than using the converter - is to convert the virtual disk to an ESXi supported format using vmware-vdiskmanager (see e.g. http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1023856 -> Attachments), upload the 2 resulting vmdk files to the ESXi host's datastore and create a new VM using this existing virtual disk.

    André



  • 3.  RE: Import vmdk file from VMWare Player to vSphere possible ?

    Posted Jan 28, 2013 09:41 AM

    Hi Andre

    Thanks for your answer. I will try next week, because I have no time this week.

    Regards

    Michael