Essential Tools . . FastSCP
how many times have you had to move a VM from a Datastore on one ESX host to that on another.
Sure – storage migrate is an easy option . . . if you
a) Have a vCenter
b) Are presenting both sets of storage to an ESX host
and/or c) are licensed to the correct level.
the solution . . Veeam’s FastSCP.
simple – register at
Download . . connect to both ESX hosts . . and copy / move away like you’re a Windows GUI user (though of course you’re a geek . . .so you would have preferred to do it from the command line)
you can add the ESX hosts, or your VC . . or even multiple VC is you have them (I use this to move vmdks between the lab and production . .
Once you’ve added your Virtual Centre(s) – you can simply browse the datastores and copy files as if you were using Windows explorer.