How To Pass Disks To VM's
step 1 =
step 2 =
step 3 =
Find the drive that you want to map
step 4 =
use * cd /vmfs/volumes * to find the alread mapped drives in esxi ( pick one to use to store the raw disk file. )
step 5 =
vmkfstools -z /vmfs/devices/disks/* name of RAW device from Step 3 * <location to store VMDK>/<RDM name>.vmdk
step 5 - 1/2 =
add quotes in the drive mount location if the selected stor drive form step 4 has a space in the name.
example: "SSD STORAGE/<RDM name>.vmdk"
step 6 =
after running the commands check the storage loaction and if all went well you should see the maped drives names.
Example of my drive setup
1st drive.. vmkfstools -z /vmfs/devices/disks/t10.ATA_____WDC_WD30EFRX2D68EUZN0_________________________WD2DWMC4N2084563 "1TB INTERNAL/3TB1.vmdk"
2nd drive.. vmkfstools -z /vmfs/devices/disks/t10.ATA_____WDC_WD30EFRX2D68EUZN0_________________________WD2DWMC4N2276055 "1TB INTERNAL/3TB2.vmdk"
Last update 09-06-2014