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Installing PVSCSI drivers

Hi

I've an issue trying to use paravirtual SCSI interface for Windows VM.

I'm modifying a windows 2008 R2 Template and trying to install the PVSCSI driver from the flp image but got an error that the installation method isn't supported .

Can anyone help me ?

Also , what are the steps to modify existing VM to use the PVSCSI driver interface  ?

Thanks

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Linjo
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The reason for the bluescreen is that the driver was not yet installed.

To avoid it, add another scsi-controller and set to scsi-adress 1:0 or higher and choose "Paravirtual Scsi", then power on the machine.

The driver will then be installed and you can shut down the machine, remove the newly added scsi-controller and change the original one to "Paravirtual Scsi".

That should do it.

// Linjo

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jrmunday
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With the VM powered off, edit the VM settings, select the controller, Change Type and then select the "VMware Paravirtual" controller;

VM-PVSCSI.png

*** This requires the VMware Tools to be installed.

Here is the official KB;

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=101039...

Cheers,

Jon

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I did it with a windows 2003 Server but it goes Blue screen , it already had the TOOLS installed .

For windwos 2008 we did it with the VM turned on , so it installed the drivers , and then rebooted .

This way it worked fine

thanks

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Linjo
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The reason for the bluescreen is that the driver was not yet installed.

To avoid it, add another scsi-controller and set to scsi-adress 1:0 or higher and choose "Paravirtual Scsi", then power on the machine.

The driver will then be installed and you can shut down the machine, remove the newly added scsi-controller and change the original one to "Paravirtual Scsi".

That should do it.

// Linjo

Best regards, Linjo Please follow me on twitter: @viewgeek If you find this information useful, please award points for "correct" or "helpful".
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jrmunday
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As per Linjo ... this is the correct way to do it.

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