Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) is replacing BIOS as a technology that newer computers and operating systems use to boot computers. EFI is sometimes referred to as Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).
About this task
You can choose to boot a virtual machine by using the EFI firmware option or select BIOS in the New Virtual Machine wizard when you use a custom configuration.
You can specify the EFI firmware option when you create a remote virtual machine in shared virtual machine mode.
Verify that the following conditions are met:
The guest operating system to be installed on the virtual machine supports EFI firmware.
The virtual machine uses hardware version 8 or later.
The software to boot the system is installed.
- In the Workstation Pro interface, select .
- Click the Options tab and click Advanced.
- Select the Boot with EFI instead of BIOS check box.
- Click OK.