Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 implemented a feature that enabled the virt-v2v utility to automatically remove VMware tools from Linux guest virtual machines that virt-v2v is converting. However, when the VMware tools on the source guest were installed from a tarball, this feature did not work correctly. As a consequence, the virt-v2v conversion took significantly longer and, in some cases, became unresponsive. With this update, virt-v2v does not attempt to remove VMware tools that were installed from a tarball, which prevents the described problem from occurring. Note that VMware tools installed using RPM packages are still removed during the conversion.