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To get rid of the test page: Remove /etc/httpd/conf.d/welcome.conf (or rename it to something that does not end in .conf) and / or Stick an index.html page in /var/www/html. The DocumentRoot (/var/www/html) in CentOS has nothing in it. The welcome.conf disables Apache's automatic indexes and sets a custom error page for http response 403 (Forbidden). ...
The easiest option is to use a copy of VMware converter, specify the local VM as the source and the ESXi server as the destination. This will allow you to downgrade the vmware hardware version pretty readily. For reference see VMware KB 1028019
Choose the boot device using bios.bootOrder. The virtual machine's boot order can be set to hdd, cdrom, or floppy. If set to cdrom or floppy and there are multiple devices, the virtual machine tries them sequentially until it finds one to boot from. Example: bios.bootOrder = "ethernet5,ethernet2,cdrom,hdd,floppy" Source: ...
You can manually assign a MAC address (as you've stated) and you can manually specify the UUID by editing the .vmx file of the VM. http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1541
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