You can select the disk controller type for the destination virtual disks.

Prerequisites

On the Options page of the Conversion wizard, click Devices in the options list.

Procedure

  1. Click the Other tab.
  2. From the Disk controller drop-down menu, select a disk controller for the destination virtual disk or retain the selected recommended type.

    Option

    Description

    SCSI Bus Logic

    Use SCSI virtual disks in the destination virtual machine.

    IDE

    Use IDE virtual disks in the destination virtual machine.

    SCSI LSI Logic

    Use LSI Logic SCSI virtual disks in the destination virtual machine.

    SCSI LSI Logic SAS

    Use LSI Logic SCSI (SAS) virtual disks in the destination virtual machine.

    SATA

    Use SATA virtual disks in the destination virtual machine.

    Preserve source

    Use the same types of disk controllers as those installed on the source machine. If they are not supported on the destination virtual machine, replace them with supported ones. This option is not available for powered on Linux sources.

    Note:

    When converting Linux virtual machines on ESX and vCenter Server earlier than 4.1, the system might not retrieve the full list of supported controllers.

  3. Save your settings.

    Option

    Description

    Select another option from the options list

    Saves your settings and displays the pane for the selected option.

    Click Next

    Saves your settings and displays the next page of the Conversion wizard.

    • The Customizations page is displayed if you select Customize guest preferences for the virtual machine in the Advanced options pane.

    • The Summary page is displayed if you do not select Customize guest preferences for the virtual machine in the Advanced options pane.