To access virtual disks, a virtual machine uses virtual SCSI controllers. Each virtual disk that a virtual machine can access through one of the virtual SCSI controllers resides in the VMware Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) datastore, NFS-based datastore, or on a raw disk. The choice of SCSI adapter does not affect whether your virtual disk is an IDE or SCSI disk.

The wizard preselects the correct default controller based on the guest operation system you selected on the Guest Operating System page.

LSI Logic SAS and VMware Paravirtual controllers are available only for virtual machines with hardware version 7 or later.

Disks with snapshots might not experience performance gains when used on LSI Logic SAS and LSI Logic Parallel adapters.

1

On the SCSI Controller page of the New Virtual Machine wizard, accept the default or select a SCSI controller type.

BusLogic Parallel

LSI Logic Parallel

LSI Logic SAS

VMware Paravirtual

2

Click Next.

The Select a Disk page opens.

Select a disk on which to store the guest operating system files and data.