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Converting Citrix PVS Image from XenServer to vSphere

Having repeated this nightmarish migration several times now, here's the steps I've found to be most efficient:
Import your XenServer-optimized PVS image (as a VHD) in to XenCenter as a new VM.Snapshot and boot the VM (just in case you mess up the next step you won't need to import again).Uninstall the Citrix PVS and Citrix Guest Tools / Xen Tools bits. Delete xen*.sys from c:\windows\system32 and c:\windows\system32\driversReboot and make sure everything still comes back up. It should revert to a generic Realtek network driver.Run VMware Converter on the VM. Alternatively you can export the VM from XenCenter as an OVA and then import it to vSphere.Be sure you are using a VMXNet3 NIC on the vSphere VM, not an E1000.Boot the resulting vSphere VM and install VMware tools.Delete the ghost NIC that is left from the Realtek drivers (https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX221733), otherwise you will get the BNIstack error.Install PVS target device software and run the imaging wiza…