Upgrading Virtual Hardware in a VMware Virtual Machine May Cause Disks to go Offline

I recently posted an article on how specific actions during the upgrade of a VMware Virtual Machine's hardware from v4 to v7 can cause problems with certain services, including DNS, DHCP, and WINS. In that case, the problem was related to Microsoft Windows leaving non-present devices with networking configurations and  the failure of the VMware Upgrade Helper service to copy WINS settings when updating the NIC.  As my fellow blogger and VMUG leader, Jason Boche, responded on Twitter: "Same gotchas, different version."  And right he is - anyone with experience in P2V or V2V, or who has been … [Read more...]