I am attempting to P2V a computer that has GPT disks in a windows 10 environment. I have successfully P2V other Windows 10 machines into this esxi 5.5 environment although they may not have been GPT disks
I have checked that the EVC mode was disabled, as this appeared to be an issue with others. This is disabled in my environment and I can select Virtual Machine versions 8, 9 & 10.
Each of them return the same error, so does each host and datastore.
VMware vCenter Converter Standalone version: 6.2.0 Build-7348398
vSphere 5.5.0 Build 2417603
I would greatly appreciate any assistance to get this working properly.
EFI firmware is supported from hardware version 11 and above. GPT disks are no indication for EFI, they can be used with BIOS too.
If you doubt which kind of hardware you use - start msinfo32.exe and check the "BIOS mode" on summary (first) page.
Correction: EFI is supported from hardware version 10+ but information about availability per GOS is placed in ESX - some GOS are allowed to have EFI, other not. There should be documentation about this in ESX (download, manuals, forum, etc.).
However upgrade to newer version is good idea and I hope will help in your case.
Thank you very much for the clarification.
I believe that an upgrade is necessary for more reasons than this, but I appreciate your insight.
I will look through the ESXi documentation to see if I can find anything relevant to my situation.