Standard restore of a VM with error, "Unable to recognize virtual device: Vizioncore.Vim20.VirtualDev"
After investigation following has been found:
VM resided on ESX5;
backup was performed by vRangerPro 5.0
VmConfig.metadata file contains corrupted hardware tag.
Ranger 5.0 did not support ESX5.
If restored VM is 64 bit, following line should be used in step 4:
<device xsi:type="VirtualBusLogicController"><key>1000</key><deviceInfo><label>SCSI controller 0</label><summary>BusLogic Parallel</summary>