How to enable UEFI in VMWare Workstation

Version 2

    LANDesk Management Suite 9.5 Provisioning now supports UEFI.

     

    VMWare Workstation 8, 9, and 10 support booting to a UEFI environment.

     

    What you need to do to enable UEFI in your VMWare machine?

     

    1. Create a new virtual machine
    2. Open the .VMX file of your virtual machine in Notepad (or similar) and add the following line to it:
      firmware="efi"
    3. Save the .VMX file.

     

    VMX_Firmware_EFI.png

    In addition, order to be able to select network boot, it is advisable to add a boot delay to the startup of the virtual machine.

     

    This can be done by adding the line "bios.bootdelay = 5000" (time is in milliseconds)

     

     

    Note: As an alternative to VMWare Workstation, you can also use VirtualBox, which is an open source virtualizer: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/VirtualBox