If you remove a virtual machine from a datastore but you do not delete the virtual machine from the host that you are managing, you can register the virtual machine on the datastore.

About this task

The New virtual machine wizard allows you to select one or more virtual machines that you would like to register. By selecting a datastore or a directory, you choose to register all virtual machines on that datastore or in that directory.

Procedure

  1. Click Select one or more virtual machines, a datastore, or a directory, locate the virtual machine or virtual machines that you would like to register, and click Select.
  2. (Optional) : To remove a virtual machine from the list, select the name of the file and click Remove selected.
  3. (Optional) : To clear your selection and start again, click Remove all.
  4. Click Next.