Solution : Vmware VM import Failed to open disk scsi0:0: Unsupported and/or invalid disk type 7. Did you forget to import the disk first?Unable to create virtual SCSI device for scsi0:0, Module DevicePowerOn power on failed.

This error comes when thin provisioned VMDK file is imported as new vm from backup, or clone VM.

error : "Failed to open disk scsi0:0: Unsupported and/or invalid disk type 7. Did you forget to import the disk first?Unable to create virtual SCSI device for scsi0:0,  Module DevicePowerOn power on failed."

solution : reimport the VM using the "zeroedthick"
for doing this.....

Go to /vmfs/volumes/yourdatastore/

and then give the following command

vmkfstools -i Ubuntu-server.vmdk -d zeroedthick Ubuntu-server1.vmdk

after that remove Ubuntu-server.vmdk and rename Ubuntu-Server1.vmdk to Ubuntu-Server.vmdk and continue the process of import it will work.

"zeroedthink" a flat file of full size is created. ( not thin provisioned)

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How to share files between Vmware workstation Guest operating system and Host

  • Both systems run Windows operating systems, using Windows file sharing
  • You are connecting from a Linux system to a Windows system, using smbmount
  • You are connecting from a Windows system to a Linux system, using Samba
  • Both systems run Linux operating systems, using NFS, FTP and Telnet 
For this to work set up your virtual machine using NAT networking.Besides giving the virtual machine a direct connection to the host computer's network, NAT networking sets up a virtual network adapter on the host computer. You can use this adapter, which connects to a virtual switch identified as vmnet8, to communicate between host and virtual machine. You can also connect two or more virtual machines using vmnet8. For details on NAT networking, see Network Address Translation (NAT)

For more information click here 

Top VMware Virtulization blogs

Are you looking for these

How to start learning vmware
free Vsphere training
troubleshooting vmware

Here is the list of top Virtulization blogs related to vmware
if you want to become vmware master follow these blogs.. I strongly recommend

    * Yellow Bricks (Duncan Epping)
    * Scott Lowe
    * Virtual Geek (Chad Sakac)
    * (Eric Sloof)
    * RTFM Education (Mike Laverick)
    * Virtualization Evangelist (Jason Boche)
    * VM/ETC (Rich Brambley)
    * Gabe's Virtual World (Gabriel Van Zanten)
    * Virtual Storage Guy (Vaughn Stewart)
    * Virtu-al (Alan Renouf)
    * vSphere-land (Eric Siebert)
    * vCritical (Eric Gray)
    * VMware Tips (Rick Scherer)
    * Frank Denneman
    * The VM Guy (Dave Lawrence)
    * Planet VM (Tom Howarth)
    * The SLOG (Simon Long)
    * (Various)
    * Mike D's Blog (Mike DiPetrillo)
    * Hypervizor (Hany Michael)
    * TechHead (Simon Seagrave)
    * vReference (Forbes Guthrie)
    * Pivot Point (Scott Drummonds)
    * Technodrone (Maish Saidel-Keesing)
    * Chris Wolf's blog
    * 2 VCP's (Jon Owings)
    * A Crazy Penguin (Andy Wood)
    * A Day In The Life (Adam Baum)
    * Aaron Delp Blog
    * Andi Mann – Ubergeek
    * Arnim van Lieshout
    * Beaver's Virtual Dam (Steve Beaver)
    * Blue Gears (Edward Haletky)
    * Blue Shift Blog (Kevin Kelling)
    * By The Bell (Steve Kaplan)
    * Cretec's Virtual Blog (Clint Eschberger)
    * Daily Hypervisor (S. Smith & D. Convery)
    * DeinosCloud (Didier Pironet)

    * Double Cloud (Steve Jin)
    * Elastic Vapor (Reuven Cohen)
    * ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)
    * Everyday Virtualization (Rick Vanover)
    * Gerbens Blog (G. Kloosterman)
    * GestaltIT (Various)
    * Going Virtual (Brian Norris)
    * Information Week Blog (Various)
    * Infoworld Virtualization Report (D. Marshall)
    * IT 2.0 (Massimo Re Ferre)
    * It's Just Another Layer (Ian K.)
    * J.F.V.I. (Chris Dearden)
    * Jase's Place (Jase McCarty)
    * Jume (Bouke Groenescheij)
    * Ken's Virtual Reality (Ken Cline)
    * Kendrick Coleman (Kendrick Coleman)
    * Knudt Blog (Brian Knudtson)
    * Lori MacVittie (Lori MacVittie)
    * LucD (Luc Dekens)
    * Malaysia VM (Various)
    * My Virtual Cloud (Andre Leibovici)
    * Musings of Rodos (Rodney Haywood)
    * Nickapedia (N. Weaver/T. Nicholas)
    * Peeters Online (Hugo Peeters)
    * Professional VMware (Cody Bunch)
    * Rational Survivability (Christofer Hoff)
    * Rickatron Blog (Rick Vanover)
    * Roger Lund IT/VMware Blog (Roger Lund)
    * Run-virtual (Richard Garsthagen)
    * SearchServerVirtualization Blog (Various)
    * TechProsaic (Hal Rottenberg)
    * The HyperAdvisor (Antone Heyward)
    * The Lone Sysadmin (Bob Plankers)
    * The Lower Case W (Matt Liebowitz)
    * The Virtualization Practice (Various)
    * vDestination (Greg Stuart)
    * vFrank (Frank Brix Pedersen)
    * View Yonder (Steve Chambers)

    * (Simon Gallagher)
    * Vinternals (Stuart Radnidge)
    * Virtual Admin Notes (Anton Zhbankov)
    * Virtual Future (Sven Huisman)
    * Virtual Hints (Matt Lorimer)
    * Virtual Insanity (S. Sauer/A. Sweemer)
    * Virtual Jay (Jay Rogers)
    * Virtual Kenneth's Blog (K. van Ditmarsch)
    * Virtual Lef (Ivo Beerens)
    * Virtual Lifestyle (Joep Piscaer)
    * Virtual Planet (Ricky El-Qasem)
    * Virtual Troll (Heino Skov)
    * Virtual VCP (Rynardt Spies)
    * Virtually Speaking (Dan Kusnetzky)
    * Virtualised Reality (Barry Coombs)
    * Virtualization Buster (Jonathan Franconi)
    * Virtualization Information (S. Snowden)
    * Virtualization Security (Tripwire)
    * Virtualization Stuff (Mark Mac Auley)
    * Virtualization Team (Various)
    * Virtualize Tips (Brian Suhr)
    * Virtualizing the D.C. (Tony Wilburn)
    * Virtually Ghetto (William Lam)
    * VirtualPro (Craig Stewart)
    * (Martijn Baecke)
    * VM Admin (Andy Barnes)
    * VM Bulletin (Rick Schlander)
    * VM Hero (Ryan Marimon)
    * VM Today (Joshua Townsend)
    * VM-Aware (Paul Shannon)
    * (Sander Daems)
    * VMware Info (Carlo Costanzo)
    * VMware Training and Certification (Scott Vessey)
    * VMwarewolf (Richard Blythe)
    * VMwise (Kanuj Behl)
    * VMworldz (Scott March)
    * vNotion (Anton Gostev)
    * Wikibon Blog (S. Miniman/D. Vellante)

please post the other blogs in comments which you find intresting

Hyderabad Cloud Computing Group

Are you interested in Cloud Computing ?? Are you from Hyderabad ??

Then this the Spot for you to Share your knowledge and get some.........


IAAS, PAAS, SAAS - A to Z of Cloud Computing and Virtualization.
KVM Qemu XEN Virtio Opennebula.. you name it.. we cover it.
Discuss and share ideas about Cloud Implementation, Deployment and applications.
Cloud at Datacenters, Cloud in Enterprise, Cloud for HPC, Cloud for Genomic computation.
Cloud & Multitenancy, Service Models.. Cloud Eco-system .. and more.

I have attended the meet up... It  was amazing knowledge sharing session.. I'm Waiting for more.........

Here are few snaps

I strongly recommend you to join this group ................

TCP/IP user commands that may be used to display various network-related information

Display the name of the local system

Display information about network interfaces (also configure them)

Perform a simple network connectivity test

Display or modify the IP-to-MAC address-translation tables

Display various network usage statistics

Display or modify the static routing tables

Determine the route to a specified target host

Determine IP address-to-hostname and other translations produced by the Domain Name Service

Intel turbo boost demo

various virtualization file extentions

vmware virtual machine (.vmx)
Microsoft virtual pc or vrtual server virtual machines (.vmc)
Syamantec livestate recovery image (.sv2i)
acronis true image backup (.tib)
storageCraft shadowStor (.spf)
parallels virtualization products (.pvs)