Bug: Parallels incorrectly states that VM imported from VMWare Fusion is Intel-based

Discussion in 'Other Virtual machines' started by aremmell, Jan 19, 2024.

  1. aremmell

    aremmell Junior Member

    Parallels Version: 19.2.1 (54832)
    VMWare Fusion Version: 13.5.0 (22583790)
    macOS Version: 14.2.1 (23C71)
    Hardware: M3 MacBook Pro

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Create a new aarch64 FreeBSD 13.2-STABLE VM in VMWare Fusion and complete the installation/basic configuration process
    2. Use the 'Open' button in Parallels in order to import the .vmwarevm file
    3. This screen will appear after the import process is complete, and the VM will have a 'not compatible' label on it in the control center:
    Screenshot 2024-01-18 at 10.42.38.png
    4. Navigate to the newly imported .pvm, right-click and choose 'Show package contents'. Open config.pvs in a text editor and look for discrepancies related to the CPU type while comparing it side-by-side to a VM that is working properly
    5. Change the numbers that are different (I believe one was Cpu->Type) and save config.pvs
    6. The VM is now fixed and works without issue inside Parallels (the message about Intel-based is a false positive. see output from uname below):
    Screenshot 2024-01-18 at 10.45.08.png

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