How to import vmdk into ESX 3.x

Posted On 2008-12-04 by dwirch
Keywords: VM VMWare ESX VMDK Import
Tags: Tip General 
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If you have an existing VM that was removed from VirtualCenter and just need to add it back in then follow the below steps:

  • Select the ESX server in the VirtualCenter that the VM files are located on

  • On the summary tab right-click on the datastore that the VM files are located on and click "Browse Datastore"

  • Select the folder that the VM files are located in

  • Right-click on the VMX file for the VM and select "Add to Inventory"

  • Select a name and location for the VM and click Next

  • Select the Host or Cluster for the VM and click Next

  • Select a Resource Pool and click Next

  • Click Finish and the VM will now appear in VirtualCenter

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