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external hdd issue

kunjuttan
Super Advisor

external hdd issue

Hi gurus,
Can anybody please tell me how to make a external hdd available in a virtual machine which is running on ESX4.Pls help.its very very urgent.
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kunjuttan
Super Advisor

Re: external hdd issue

pls help..
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: external hdd issue

Can you define "external HDD" ?

In some cases it is possible by using a "Raw Device Mapping" (=RDM).
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: external hdd issue

I think this is what you're looking for

http://communities.vmware.com/blogs/virtually_noob/tags/vmdirectpath
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
kunjuttan
Super Advisor

Re: external hdd issue

external HDD - external USB Hard Disk.
SoorajCleris
HPE Pro

Re: external hdd issue

Hi ,

Are you able to see the externall hdd under storage??

Regards,
Sooraj
"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity" - Dennis Ritchie
kunjuttan
Super Advisor

Re: external hdd issue

it is different from storage.I directly connected the external harddisk to ESX server>now I want to make it available in both ESX server and the servers running on ESX ie virtual servers.