Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) adapters are high-performance storage adapters that can provide greater throughput and lower CPU utilization. PVSCSI adapters are best suited for environments, especially SAN environments, running I/O-intensive applications. PVSCSI adapters are not suited for DAS environments.

An existing virtual machine with a guest operating system and VMware Tools installed.

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Right-click on the virtual machine and select Edit Settings.

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Click Add.

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Select SCSI Device and click Next.

4

Select a SCSI device.

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Select an unused Virtual Device Node.

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Click Next.

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Review your selections and click Finish.

A new SCSI device and a new SCSI controller are created.

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Select the new SCSI controller and click Change Type.

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Select VMware Paravirtual and click OK.