Migrating Virtual Machines from ESX2 to ESX3

We have original Virtual Machines on VMware ESX Server 2.5.3 build 52488 being managed by VMware VirtualCenter 1.3.1 build 18881

We want to move them to VMware ESX Server 3.0.2 build 52542, this is managed by Virtual Infrastructure Client 2.0.1 build 35568

This is what we did

Turned off source VM on ESX2

Copied the vmdk file from the esx2 machine to the esx3 machine

Ran the vmkfstools -M command

Created a new VM using VIC  (using existing disk)

Updated hardware by right clicking on new machine VIC

Started new machine allowing Kudzu to remove old NIC and create a new one


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