You need to convert to virtual machine to an OVF package first
To import a VMware virtual machine, converted by means of Acronis Backup & Recovery 10, to ESX/ESXi server, you need to convert it first to an OVF package.
- Download the VMware OVF Tool (you will need to have an account at the VMware website);
- Proceed as described in the VMware OVF Tool User Guide;
The typical command to convert the virtual machine file to an OVF package is:
ovftool f:/AcronisConvertedBackupLocation/OperatingSystem.vmx x:/SomePlace/OperatingSystem.ovf
The OVF package can then be imported to ESX/ESXi server via vSphere Client (File -> Import).