VMware’s Converter is an incredibly convenient tool (a free version is available) that allows one to virtualize physical machines to VI3, ESX, VMware Server, and/or Workstation.

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When virtualizing Windows Server 2003 machines, I have noticed that Converter uses the BusLogic SCSI controller for the newly created virtual machine. This is the case even when virtualizing a VM from one host to another. The consensus is that Windows Server 2003 performs best with the LSI Logic SCSI controller so this necessitates changing the controller after the VM is created.


To change the SCSI controller used by a VM, the VM must be off. Under hardware options, one can highlight the existing SCSI controller and click the ‘Change Type…’ button. The two choices are BusLogic and LSI Logic. After changing the controller, VI3 will issue a warning that changing the controller may result in unexpected results. In the past some have recommended adding a second hard drive with the LSI Logic controller before changing the controller on the boot hard disk. The reason being, if the driver for the LSI Logic controller isn’t already installed on the OS, the OS will not successfully boot. Fortunately, Windows Server 2003 has a driver for the LSI Logic controller so this is no longer necessary in my experience with VI3 3.5. I have not had a chance to try this on earlier versions of VI3 or VMware Server. Your mileage may vary.

Vmware Scsi Controller Types

It is possible to add or remove a SCSI device explicitly, or to re-scan an entire SCSI bus without rebooting a running Linux VM guest. This how to is tested under Vmware Server and Vmware Workstation v6.0 (but should work with older version too). All instructions are tested on RHEL, Fedora, CentOS and Ubuntu Linux guest / hosts operating systems.

Vmware Raid Controller


Vmware Scsi Controller

Vmware SCSI & RAID Devices Driver

Vmware Paravirtual Scsi Driver Download

  1. But currently our requirement change like if we need to add 3 disks of 2 gb, the disks must the controller Use SCSI (1:0) - (1:2) And next bunch of disks for example should use Use SCSI (2:0) - (2:2). Is there any option for setting this SCSI ids while adding new disks. Please let me know if there is any way we can accomplish through scripts.
  2. Re: Looking for drivers for AMD-RAID Configuration SCSI Processor Device Sounds like something is set to 'RAID' in BIOS. Try to reset your laptop BIOS back to 'Default' and see if it upgrades. Also run SFC /scannow in an a elevated Command Prompt or PowerShell to make sure.