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:

  1. You must check name of your device in this path: /dev/disks     for example my device name is:t10.ATA_____ST3500418AS_________________________________________9VMQSWK
  2. On previous path you must run this command: vmkfstools -z /vmfs/devices/disks/”Your device name” “VMDK file address”
  3. 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.

Further Reading

[Script]: Check Time Synchronization with Host on Virtual Machines – PowerCLI

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Davoud Teimouri

Davoud Teimouri is as a professional blogger, vExpert 2015/2016/2017/2018/2019, VCA, MCITP. This blog is started with simple posts and now, it has large following readers.

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