Problem: Unable to convert a VM with Paravirtual SCSI Disk using VMware Converter 4.3
When we to convert a VM with Paravirtual SCSI Controller, VMware Converter 4.3 throws an error and the task fails with Status:
FAILED: An error occurred during the conversion:
When you start analyzing the log files you will get an error “Unknown controller” is detected.
Reason: VMware Converter 4.3 doesn’t know the Paravirtual Controller!
Resolution: Perform the following steps to resolve this issue
- Power off the VM
- Change all Paravirtual controllers to LSI Logic
- Perform the Conversion on powered off VM and make sure VM is not powered on automatically after convert.
- Change SCSI controller back to Paravirtual
- Power on VM
How to Change SCSI Controller
Select the VM and click on Edit Settings. Select the SCSI Controller from devices list and click on change type button.
Note: This is a known bug in VMware Converter 4.3