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Vmware vmdk file converting problem

Vmware vmdk file converting problem

Vmware vmdk file converting problem

(OP)
Hi. I have test.vmdk workstation file. I wand convert for esxserver 4.0 . I tryed it by vmkfstools. i writed like that

vmkfstools -i test.vmdk edomain.vmdk

But i get the error  

[root@ESX Edomain]# vmkfstools -i test.vmdk edomain.vmdk Destination disk format: VMFS zeroedthick Failed to open 'test.vmdk': Broken pipe (2097161).

The directory is right

Then i tried to do this instruction

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/227143;jsessionid=2DA3CAB1E4F583CEC8887DDB6144C151?tstart=0

But the problem not resolved. The system cannot recognized the file after operation vmware-vdiskmanager. Please help

 

RE: Vmware vmdk file converting problem

If I am correct in reading your post, it's a bit difficult, you would like to convert a VMWare Workstation file onto an ESXi 4.0 machine?

Just use VMWare VConverter, when you select the source machine select VMWare Workstation or other VMWare virtual machine. That should convert it for you.

Cheers
Rob

The answer is always "PEBKAC!"

RE: Vmware vmdk file converting problem

(OP)
Thanks ArizonaGeek  for your post. I did mistake on my steps I used vmkfstools. I copied the file not shutdowned server. i shutdown VMware Workstation file then copied the file, then used vmkfstools command. All is fine Thanks very much  

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