Wednesday, August 5, 2009

VMWare / VI Conversion Tip

Received this great tip from an unidentified colleague ;)

He had used this method on VMWare machines. It also works great on Virtual Iron machines and especially with Windows Server 2008 conversions.

From within VMWare machine

  1. remove VMWare Tools
  2. reboot
  3. Go to the Device Manager->IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
    • Right click on the "Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller" drive
    • Select 'Update Driver'
    • No, not this time
    • Install from list or specific location
    • Don't search
    • Select 'Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller'
  4. This will update the driver to a generic non-busmaster driver.
  5. Shutdown your VM then convert to VHD

Sources
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX116603
http://vmtoolkit.com/files/folders/converters/entry8.aspx
http://blog.virtualiron.com/2006/12/18/converting_vmware_virtual_appl.html

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