OVMF / UEFI doesn't see migrated VM disk


New Member
Sep 6, 2021
Greetings. I could use some guidance in getting Proxmox VE's OVMF (UEFI) to see a Debian 11 VM I've migrated over from a VMware vSphere cluster.

Migration of other VMs that use BIOS went fine using "qm importovf". For this VM, which used EFI in vSphere, I completed the migration, changed the BIOS to OVMF, and created a separate EFI disk. By default, the EFI internal shell is first in the boot order.

So far so good. However, the EFI shell complains that there is no mapping found. In the boot setup screen under Boot Maintenance Manager/Boot Options/Add Boot Option, the File Explorer does not see the migrated VM disk. In fact, the File Explorer screen doesn't show any options. Both the migrated VM disk and the EFI disk are on the same NFS share. I did not see anything in the docs or previous posts about configuring OVMF so that File Explorer sees devices.

Thanks in advance for configuring OVMF / UEFI to see this VM's disk as a startup device.


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