I’m running a standalone ESXi 6.7.x, during the import of a VM via the web client I cancelled the operation, I now have this entry in the web client that point to a vmx file that doesn’t exists anymore.
In the list of virtual machines in the web client I have, as virtual machine name, the path of the vm that doen’t exists and in Status field you will see the “Unknown” value.
Recently is had some issues with capacity and old server hardware. I created some new ESXi hosts and wanted to move the VMs to the new hosts. Below i will describe how i obtained this:
Start SSH and ESXi Shell on both servers, you can do this from the Web UI, Hosts > Actions > Services
Now create the destination folder (mostly VM name) on the new ESXi host.
You must create the folder on the destination datastore before performing the copy
Do you know the feeling of creating USB drives to update/upgrade your VM hosts?
Stop!, You can do this now from the CLI!
I will explain you how to do this.