VMWare: Orphaned Templates

August 15, 2008


Stolen from this Message Board Thread.

  • Right click on your orphaned template
  • Select "Remove from Inventory"
  • From the host you would like the template to reside on...
  • Select you host
  • Select the "Configuration" tab
  • Select "Storage" under the Hardware pane
  • Double click on the storage device in the right pane..this will bring up the "Datastore Browser"
  • Browse to your orphaned template's location
  • Right click on the template file..it will have a ".vmtx" extention with the Type displayed as "Template VM"
  • Choose "Add to Inventory"
  • Go through and answer the wizard information to complete the "fix"