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After converting the physical to Virtual machine, some devices can't be identified on the VM. Does anyone have this experience and is it possible to identify and fix it ? The unidentified hardware include Base System Device, communication port, etc...

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by:Sean
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Have you installed vmware tools? normally this takes care of this problem. I would also try to update the drivers on the hardware.
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Did you install VMware Tools?

have you removed all Hidden Devices, and followed Post P2V tasks?
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by:AXISHK
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I just turn it on after conversion. what post steps should i perform ?
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by:coolsport00
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Rt-Click the VM > Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools to install needed drivers

Power down the VM and Rt-click > Upgrade Virtual Hardware (if needed; you may not see the option)

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Also, if you had a static-assigned IP, you may need to re-add it in the Network settings.

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All the documents, and links are here, also scripts to use to remove Hidden Devices, Drivers and Software.

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1
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by:AXISHK
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Install the VMtools, but what script can I run to remove the Hidden devices, drivers , ... Are u talking about the link below ??

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/A_3639-VMware-vConverter-P2V-for-Windows-Servers.html


Gone through link but I can't find it. Do let me know in case I missing any important info. Sorry for that.


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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1200 total points
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It's at the bottom of the article, did you login?

it's called P2V Scripts.zip
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