I am trying to migrate VMs between ESX3.5 host and ESX 4.1host.
After exporting by Virtual Appliance->Export in ESX 3.5, an .ovf file and a vmdk file is created. I couldn't find any way to add to inventory on a ESX 4.1 host with vCentre.
There is no .vmx file for me to right-click add to inventory as found in some instructions.
Do I have to use VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or use ovftool instead?
I have tried the following steps: 1. Virtual Appliance->Export to create .ovf file. 2. Try to convert .ovf to .vmx file using ovftool so that it can be added by right clicking .vmx file on ESX 4.1 host.
It might not even be necessary to do step 1 and convert .vmx to ovf directly using ovftool. I'm not sure after converting to ovf using ovftool, would I be ending up with the same scenario that I wouldn't be able to add to ESX 4.1 host inventory?
Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.