Add SATA drives to ESXi 5
Some times we need use a physical drive in our virtual machine, for it first we must login to our ESXi 5 server by a network protocol such as SSH or Telnet, after logon:
- You must check name of your device in this path: /dev/disks for example my device name is:t10.ATA_____ST3500418AS_________________________________________9VMQSWK
- On previous path you must run this command: vmkfstools -z /vmfs/devices/disks/”Your device name” “VMDK file address”
- After run command, a VMDK file is made under the above path, you can add this file as a new hard disk drive to your virtual machine.