nVerify that virtual machine devices and any associated files point to locations that you can access from the new location.nVerify that all virtual machine files are stored in the virtual machine directory. Some files might reside outside of the virtual machine directory.Procedure1Shut down the guest operating system and power off the virtual machine.2Copy the virtual machine files to the new location.3Verify that you copied all of the virtual machine files to the new location.4Open the virtual machine in Workstation PlayerOptionDescriptionIf you moved the virtual machine to a different location on the same host systemRemove the virtual machine from the library, select File > Open a Virtual Machine, and browse to the .vmxfile in its new location.If you moved the virtual machine to a different host systemStart Workstation Player on the new host system, select File > Open a Virtual Machine, and browse to the .vmxfile.5When you are certain that the virtual machine in the new location works correctly, delete the virtual machine files from the original location.Using VMware Workstation Player for WindowsVMware, Inc.94
Limitations of Moving a Virtual Machine to a DierentHostYou should be aware of certain limitations before you move a virtual machine to a different host system.nThe guest operating system might not work correctly if you move a virtual machine to a host system that has significantly different hardware, for example, if you move a virtual machine from a multiprocessor host to a uniprocessor host.nPlayer 3.x and later virtual machines support up to eight-way virtual symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) on multiprocessor host systems. Player 6.x and later virtual machines support up to sixteen-way multiprocessing on multiprocessor host systems. You can assign up to 8 or 16 virtual processors to virtual machines running on host systems that have at least two logical processors. If you attempt to assign two processors to a virtual machine that is running on a uniprocessor host system, a warning message appears. You can disregard this message and assign two processors to the virtual machine, but you must move it to a host that has at least two logical processors before you can power it on.Configurea Virtual Machine for CompatibilityWhen you create a virtual machine that you intend to distribute to other users, you should configure the virtual machine for maximum compatibility with all expected host systems. Users might be limited in their ability to make changes in a virtual machine so that it is compatible with their host systems.ProcedureuInstall VMware Tools in the virtual machine.VMware Tools significantly improves the user’s experience working with the virtual machine.uDetermine which virtual devices are actually required, and do not include any that are not needed or useful for the software you are distributing with the virtual machine.