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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook by Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

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Importing VMware templates

This recipe focuses on importing VMware templates to VMM.

In VMM 2012, the VMware virtual machine disk (.vmdk) file is not copied/moved to the VMM library while importing a VMware template. Now, VMM copies the metadata associated with the VMware template and the VMDK file remains in the VMware datastore.

By employing this approach, when using templates VMM allows you to deploy VMs more efficiently and quickly. Moreover, VMM 2012 does not delete the source template.

Note

VMM 2012 is highly dependent on the VMware template that resides on the vCenter Server.

How to do it...

Carry out the following steps to configure the BMC settings:

  1. On the Library workspace in the VMM console, on the Home tab in the ribbon, click on Import VMware ...

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