Invalid scsi typ" after importing physical image to ESX server

Posted on 2008-11-17
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hello, I have performed a warm conversion of a physical server with WMWARE converter which ended in two files "server.vmdk",  and the config file "server.vmx"

I have copied these to my ESX server and added the vmx file to my inventory and now have a virtual machine.

When I start the VM it reports

'Invalid scsi device type "plainDisk"
Failed to configure scsi0

Not sure what to do next.

Any help much appreciated

Question by:Jo Cox
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by:Paul Solovyovsky
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what OS on the physical Server?

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by:Jo Cox
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Win 2003 server SP2. Two partitions C: and E: both converted.
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Paul Solovyovsky earned 1500 total points
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You should convert the physical server directly to the ESX server, you should also make sure you're using the LSI controller.  Since you've already converted to a VMWare workstation/server virtual machine you can try convert this to the ESX server.  

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by:Jo Cox
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Hi and Thanks.
I have a license for the converter and it now does what I need.

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