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Archive for June 10th, 2010

VMware Converter 4.01: “Unable to obtain hardware information” or “Unable to determine Guest Operating System”

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/06/10

Sometimes you get an error message “Unable to obtain hardware information” or “Unable to determine Guest Operating System” when using VMware Converter 4.01.

This happens at least with VMware Converter 4.01 and converting x64 VM’s like “Windows 7” and “Windows Server 2008 R2” from ESXi 4 U1.
Others found out it also happens with some Linux VMs, I have not tried those yet.

A the VMware communitie, user wildblue posted a workaround: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in ESXi4, Power User, Virtualization, VMware, VMware Converter, VMware ESXi | 27 Comments »

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