Restore the virtual machine to the new ESX box

Hello

I'm new on this.

I recived a set of virtual machines to another place and I want to restore to the newly created ESX. I followed the steps below to restore.

Recived files:

XX_YY. NVRAM

XX_YY.VMDK

XX_YY.vmsd

XX_YY.vmtx

XX_YY - flat hard

After I copy all the files above using WinSCP, I could find the "XX_YY.vmdk" is copied to the XX_YY.vmdk.flatfile' which I have one copy of another on the server with the old name using the command #cp XX_YY.vmdk.flatfile XX_YY.vmdk?

I copied all of the above files using winscp client.

Open the VI client and browse the storage

right click on the "XX_YY.vmtx" and add to the inventory

Add to the popup to open inventory and asks me to enter the name of the template and that I have provided.

In the next window, I click on finsih, I see the error: "the operation is not supported on the object.

Any Document that would tell me more info on how to restore / import VM in my newly created ESX box?

Thanks in advance

Krishna

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The files are in the format of model already if not the following.

Simply import the vmdk into ESX using "vmkfstools", then search for the data store, right-click on the vmtx file and select Add to the inventory. Also, you can simply rename the vmtx to vmx file.

Carl

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