My ESXi server recently produced an error message labeled “AVX2 but AVX Not Present”. After converting a Virtual Machine (VM) from VMware Workstation and importing into ESXi, I received this message.
I used the vCenter Converter Standalone tool which worked flawlessly. Scouring the internet, it appears you need to modify the VMX file and downgrade the virtual hardware version labeled the following:
virtualHW.version = “AppropriateNumberHere”
You can fix the error message by changing the virtual hardware version from “11” to “10”.