I just set up a vSphere / vCenter 5.1 installation.

I added two older hosts (v5.0) to this installation.

I just noticed that while all VMs have been added to the inventory, none of the templates have.

Is there a reason for this? I can't seem to find anything on the Google or VMWare forums.

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    What about contacting VMWare support directly? --afterall you are paying for it anyway.
    – mdpc
    Dec 4, 2012 at 21:39

1 Answer 1


Browse to the datastore in which the template is on, find the .vmtx file, right click on it and "add to inventory".

  • Perfect, thanks! Didn't realize that these were actually kept along with vCenter Server. A quick browse fixed it! Dec 7, 2012 at 12:12

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