FreeNAS 9 Fails to Install on ESXI 6.5 Guest

During the install of FreeNAS, the process may hang with the following errors:

This was with both FreeNAS-9.10.1-U2 and FreeNAS-9.10.2-U1 (though it is unlikely that this specific incompatibility is isolated to only these two builds). One thing to try is to first shut down the guest and then reconfigure the VM. For the Hard Disk configuration options of the VM, the default setting for Virtual Device Node is SCSI Controller. Changing it to SATA Controller resolved the error and FreeNAS was able to then install successfully.