VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0 created VMs can be run with VMware Workstatation 7.1, with a simple tweak
Are you now giving the new "VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0" converter a try?
Well, I tried it today, and even with the latest VMware Workstation 7.1.4, you get this nasty warning:
followed by this error (notice how it says “Version: Unrecognized virtual machine”):
What to do? Simple, edit the vmx file, changing the 3rd line:
virtualHW.version = “8”
virtualHW.version = “7”
Save your changes, that’s it! You can power on the virtual machine without any errors.