Problem EFI Vmware


I have a vhd backup of a IBM Server installed with Windows Server 2008 x64

When I try to restore using the console repair of Windows to a new Virtual Vmachine (Vmware), the repair console said that can't restore a EFI machine in a Bios Machine.

How can I do it?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VMware Workstation 8.0 and VMware vSphere 5.0 support EFI

in the VMX file use

firmware = "efi"

at VM creation

as VMware Player 4.0 is a subset of VMware Workstation 8.0, you could try the same VMX configuration.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If it's any help, you can enabled EFI BIOS in a Virtual Machine, under VMware ESXi 5.0.
lnriveraAuthor Commented:
We use Vmware Workstation or Vplayer (Is only to have a disaster plan of this IBM server)
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lnriveraAuthor Commented:
The question is how can I create a vmware virtual machine that support EFI?
lnriveraAuthor Commented:
I found this:

adding to the vmx file the line


And now the vmware machine start with bios efi, but I can't boot from DVD, any suggestion?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
yes, as stated above

add the config to the vmx file.

is the DVD efi bootable?
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