VM Server to ESX conversion problem with USB

Posted on 2010-01-04
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
I had a VM running on VM server and it worked find but taxed my harddrive so I ran the conversion agent and moved it to ESX.  The first time I attempted to start it I got the error:  "Device usb is not supported. This is a general limiataion of the machines virtual hardware."  

Thats fine I dont need usb on it.  But I cant seem to remove it.   I went in to edit the machine and it would mark usb as removed but not actually do it.   I read on the internets that I could edit the vmx file so I tried that,  I removed everything that mentioned USB, I still get the same error.   This is my VMX file:

.encoding = "UTF-8"
config.version = "9"
virtualHW.version = "8"
vmci0.present = "true"
nvram = "G XP.nvram"
deploymentPlatform = "windows"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
unity.customColor = "|23C0C0C0"
tools.upgrade.policy = "useGlobal"
powerType.powerOff = "soft"
powerType.powerOn = "default"
powerType.suspend = "hard"
powerType.reset = "soft"
displayName = "G XP"
extendedConfigFile = "G XP.vmxf"
humvcpus = "2"
memsize = "768"
ide0:0.present = "true"
ide0:0.fileName = "G XP.vmdk"
ide1:0.present = "true"
ide1:0.fileName = "/dev/scd0"
ide1:0.deviceType = "atapi-cdrom"
ide1:0.startConnected = "false"
ide1:0.allowGuestConnectionControl = "false"
ethernet0.present = "true"
ethernet0.networkName = "Core Network"
ethernet0.addressType = "vpx"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:50:56:a3:4f:d7"
guestOS = "winxppro"
uuid.bios = "42 23 25 24 fc 93 49 2b-c6 73 a4 47 ee b4 7b b6"
vc.uuid = "52 c5 9b ed c9 24 30 fd-24 68 44 58 56 cd e3 41"
sched.cpu.min = "0"
sched.cpu.units = "mhz"
sched.mem.minsize = "0"
ethernet0.features = "1"
vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "134217728"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
checkpoint.vmState = ""
floppy0.present = "FALSE"

I cant seem to get it to do anything anymore.  Can advise would be welcome.


Question by:gmacmaster
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    Expert Comment

    by:Michael W
    Possible solution....

    Device 'USB' is not supported after conversion
    LVL 24

    Accepted Solution

    Remove the VM from inventory(dont delete from disk)
    Delete the vmx file or rename it for backup purposes
    Recreate the VM in esx but use existing vmdk(the one you converted)

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