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  1. #1
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    Question Move vm from vmware fusion to vmware server

    I'm trying to move a vm from fusion (on OS X) to vmware server on gutsy server. I copied over the .vmdk and .vmx files from inside the .vmwarevm package. When I run vmware-cmd -s register nameOfMyVM.vmx I get the following error:

    VMControl error -11: No such virtual machine

    Anyone have any luck with this? Is there a way that I can recreate my .vmx file?

    Thanks

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    Re: Move vm from vmware fusion to vmware server

    Maybe you might get a reply from the vmware.com forums... not many here use Fusion. Most of us no longer buy software. <grin>
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    Re: Move vm from vmware fusion to vmware server

    Hi,

    vmware-server doesn't understand the disk format used by Fusion. You need either vmware player 2 or vmware workstation 6.

    It looks like vmware-player has been removed from Gutsy but someone is maintaining a repo that contains it, info here:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...er/+bug/135358

    hth
    Huwge

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    Re: Move vm from vmware fusion to vmware server

    I have also found that the beta of vmware server 2 for linux handles fusion VMs correctly.

    H

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