Category VMWare Configs

The fun in importing VMs into vCenter

Recently I had a task of recovering VMs to one of my clusters at work off of USB hard drives to datastores that didn’t exist with respect to the original vmx file.  Having new datastores names actually posed an issue after you add the VM into the inventory and try and online the image, but this is one of many issues you will come against when trying to re-import VM images from external source.

One of the most obvious things when onlining data is you have to modify the Virtual NIC for the host, as the NIC that the VM was attached to probably wasnt named the same, so that issue had to be corrected first.   This was the easy fix.  I then noticed that some of the images had virtual harddrives that spanned various datastores on its prior source...

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