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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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH for this straight forward, no BS guide.

Cheers!

Massi said...

Thanks.
It worked right away!

Praveen said...

Worked like a charm...Thank You..

Anonymous said...

had the same error. fixed it using standalone converter from vmware, a free tool.
https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/?p=converter

Anonymous said...

Thanks it works like charm

You need to use "xxx" for the filename whitespace issue

Thanks

Anonymous said...

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