[PVE-User] Migration VM from VMWare 5 (.vmdk) to Proxmox

Edgardo Ghibaudo edgardo.ghibaudo at provincia.biella.it
Thu Mar 31 12:39:14 CEST 2016

Hi Emmanuel,
In VMware5, the RHEL4 guest has no VMware guest extension.
I tried different SCSI controllers (VMware PVSCSI, MegaRAID SAS 
8708EM2), but the VM always crash (kernel panic) with the same message

Thank you,

Il 31/03/2016 10:15, Emmanuel Kasper ha scritto:
> On 03/31/2016 09:51 AM, Edgardo Ghibaudo wrote:
>> The Linux guest (RHEL 4) in VMware 5 has the following configuration:
>>      - SCSI controller 0    LSI Logical Parallel
>> I tried in Proxmox to use all the possible disk emulation (VIRTIO, IDE,
>> SATA, SCSI), but the result is always the same (kernel panic !!).
>> I tried to start with Knoppix and I tried to update fstab, but the
>> result is always the same (kernel panic !!).
>> Edgardo
> Hi Edgardo
> Before starting the Migration, as a general rule of thumb,  you should
> remove the Vmware guest extensions from the VM ( this should happen when
> the VM is running inside VMware )
> Also when selecting the SCSI controller type, did you try the different
> SCSI controller options in the Options panel ? (If you have the VM guest
> extensions installed VMware PVSCSI might be a good bet)
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