#13 .vmx file is missing catalog file

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2009-04-15
2009-03-09
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When I try to use VMware converter to bring the VM into my ESX server, the process fails immediately after I specify the .VMX file to work from with an error stating that the .vmx file has a missing catalog file.

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  • Shirish Rane

    Shirish Rane - 2009-04-15

    Before you import run a virtual machine created on a different version of VMWare, the virtual disks must first be converted to a format that can be read by the VMFS file system.
    Follow the steps below :

    vmkfstools -i <folder>/<filename>.vmdk <vmhba number>:<filename>.dsk

    <folder> is the name of the folder from which you are importing from

    <filename> is the name of the virtual machine file(s) to be imported

    <vmhba number> is the name of the VMFS partition you are importing to

    The complete command would be:

    vmkfstools -i /mnt/vmfolder/vmserver1.vmdk vmhba0:0:8:vmserver1.dsk

    Pls refer the ESX Server documentation for more information on vmkfstools.

     
  • Shirish Rane

    Shirish Rane - 2009-04-15
    • status: open --> closed
     

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