EmeraldHorizon5
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How To Change The I/O Controller In Workstation 16 AFTER Guest Creation?

I can't find any answers to this anywhere. The Subject pretty much says it all.

I would like to change the I/O Controller Type from LSI Logic SAS to Paravirtualized SCSI on my Guest system in Workstation Pro 16.

Aside from the prompt at the initial guest system creation, I see no way to edit, add, or even view the existing I/O Controller of a guest. I remember this information being in the Device list in Edit Virtual Machine Settings in prior versions, but it seems hidden behind the scenes in 16.

I am comfortable editing the .vmx file directly if I have to, if someone can tell me what lines to change.

Thanks, and happy holidays!

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fabio1975
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Ciao 

In the past I have done a similar operation with a Linux VM on VMware Workstation 16, I practically created a new VM with a paravirtual controller and as a disk, I assigned the disk of the old VM where it was configured with LSI controller.

The VMX of new VM with pvscsi

scsi0.virtualDev = "pvscsi"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
sata0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:0.fileName = "C:\VM\Ubuntuv2\Ubuntu 64-bit.vmdk"
scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"

 

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