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alanlam123
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Hi expert

Currently I encounter issue to convert the local machine to vsphere.

Showing no support emi firmware.

How to resolve.

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Alan Lam
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Can you let us know, what you are converting, the OS, Windows or Linux ?

Physical or virtual ?

What version of VMware Converter ?

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Windows 10 running in Lenovo .

Physical to virtual
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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A screenshot of the error message would be good.
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Sorry for late response.

please find the following attachment.

unable to convert due to efi issue.
Capture-for-efi-issue.PNG
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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It's stating that your destination device does not support UEFI BOOT.

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How to resolve this is this mean that I need to disable bios?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Is the source using UEFI BOOT ?

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Yes
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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So your  VM may need also UEFI, and your hosts may also need to support UEFI.

Also there have been issues with hosts in EVC mode.

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How to enable in my vm
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Edit the BIOS and options.

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Thanks

You mean to disable on the desktop side ?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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The VM must have UEFI options, and you may want to check your Hosts, support UEFI, and disable EVC which can cause an issue.

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Thanks

I converting from the desktop to vm machines using VMware converter, how to achieve this.

How to enable Uefi option in vsphere client ?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Right Click the VM, Edit Settings, and enable UEFI BIOS option.

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Do you have quick documentation or url link?

i cant find the above , i can't convert the desktop machine to the vm machine in the vmware vsphere , show in the following attachment.

This is the first time i doing this, there is no vm created yet in the vmware vsphere.

what is the correct process to convert the physical machine to virtual machine.

Author

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Do you have quick documentation or url link?

i cant find the above , i can't convert the desktop machine to the vm machine in the vmware vsphere , show in the following attachment.

This is the first time i doing this, there is no vm created yet in the vmware vsphere.

what is the correct process to convert the physical machine to virtual machine.
Capture-for-EFI-issue-for-convertion.PNG
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Do you have a vSphere Cluster ?

Have you enabled EVC ?

Author

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Yes we do  we have how to enable the EVC

Author

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hi

I confused i doing a  Physical to Virtual (P2V) Migrations with the VMware vCenter Converter.

Why i need to turn on the EVC.

Thanks
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It has been reported that ESXi 5.5 and EVC enabled on the cluster causes this issue. It's a bug.

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Thanks for response I finally got it

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The only way to resolve I believe need to upgrade the Esx host

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