After updating the VMware server on one of our servers to version 1.0.4, our Sametime server doesn't boot any more. It is installed in a VM running Kubuntu 7.04 (not supported, I know). When booting the guest, it doesn't find its first and only SCSI drive sda and tries sdb, sdb, ..., sdaa, ... sdkn...
I couldn't find anything in the internet on this issue besides this forum entry: SCSI Errors after upgrading to 1.0.4 on Debian Etch in the VMware Communities.
The error is confirmed in the comments for different host-OS/guest-OS combinations.
In one comment, the author recommends to add following line to the VM configuation in the VMX file:
scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
I followed his advice and got this dialog box:
Being cautious, I selected "No" and ... the guest VM booted sucessfully nonetheless!
Second start: After an additional backup I got bolder and answered "Yes". Result: The guest started without problems again.
This leaves the question, if I'll get other issues by changing the SCSI adapter to LSI Logic, I can't see by now. But I think, I won't change the VM's configuration until the next VMware server update.