Unable to boot virtual appliance with error "No Operating System Found"
Last Updated April 26, 2019
After deploying your new virtual appliance in your vSphere environment and powering on the virtual machine you see the following message No operating system found
The following Symantec Network Protection virtual appliances require the boot mode be set to EFI:
Management Center (MC-V*)
Content Analysis (CAS-VA-*)
No operating system found
The virtual appliances uses EFI/UEFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) as the boot loader if the boot option is set to BIOS the appliance will fail to boot as it does not support BIOS.
On the host we will need to modify the virtual machine settings and change the Boot Mode from BIOS to EFI. The below procedure is for modifying the boot option through vCenter Server using the vSphere client on version 6.5/6.7. If using a different version the procedure may vary and you will need to consult the appropriate VMWare documentation/support for further assistance.
Administrative rights to the Virtual machine to modify the boot options
Virtual machine is Powered Off
Browse to the virtual machine in the vSphere client
Right-click the virtual machine and select the Edit Settings... option from the context-menu.
In the modal window click the VM Options tab
Expand the Boot Options tree
Select EFI from the Firmware drop-down menu.
Click OK to save changes
Power on the virtual appliance.
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