Cleaning up after a P2V

by Mike · 0 comments

in P2V,Tips and Tricks,VMware,vSphere

After converting a physical to a virtual, there is some clean-up that should be done.
Non-existing hardware devices should be removed.
Software which controlled the legacy hardware should be uninstalled.

Here’s how to uninstall the old hardware:

1) Open a command-prompt and type:
set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1” (without quotes), hit Enter
now type:
start devmgmt.msc
Leave the command window open!

2) Click on “View –> Show hidden devices”

3) Expand all the device trees and right-click/uninstall the ghosted devices

All done! ┬áNice and clean. ┬áDon’t forget to un-install any old software packages such as vendor hardware management and RAID controller software that might not be needed

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