valot
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Datastore on USB device

Hi all,

For a production issue I need (want) to create a datastore (vmfs5)  on an USB device connected to the ESXi 5.5.

Does anyone know the procedure ? I didn't find any help on the web.

Thanks for help

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hypervisorboy
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Hi valot,

Please check this link:- USB Devices as VMFS Datastore in vSphere ESXi 6.0 | Virten.net

Also, let me know if it helps you

Thank you Karanveer [VCP6,CCNA,NPP,NSS} if you find this or any other answer useful please mark the answer as correct or helpful.
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thatim
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je voudrais une solution svp esxi 5.5

~ # ls /dev/disks/

mpx.vmhba34:C0:T0:L0

mpx.vmhba34:C0:T0:L0:1

t10.ATA_____WDC_WD3200AAJS2D60Z0A0________________________WD2DWCAV2Z366443

t10.ATA_____WDC_WD3200AAJS2D60Z0A0________________________WD2DWCAV2Z366443:1

t10.ATA_____WDC_WD3200AAJS2D60Z0A0________________________WD2DWCAV2Z366443:2

t10.ATA_____WDC_WD3200AAJS2D60Z0A0________________________WD2DWCAV2Z366443:3

t10.ATA_____WDC_WD3200AAJS2D60Z0A0________________________WD2DWCAV2Z366443:5

t10.ATA_____WDC_WD3200AAJS2D60Z0A0________________________WD2DWCAV2Z366443:6

t10.ATA_____WDC_WD3200AAJS2D60Z0A0________________________WD2DWCAV2Z366443:7

t10.ATA_____WDC_WD3200AAJS2D60Z0A0________________________WD2DWCAV2Z366443:8

t10.ATA_____WDC_WD3200AAJS2D60Z0A0________________________WD2DWCAV2Z366443:9

vml.0000000000766d68626133343a303a30

vml.0000000000766d68626133343a303a30:1

vml.0100000000202020202057442d57434156325a333636343433574443205744

vml.0100000000202020202057442d57434156325a333636343433574443205744:1

vml.0100000000202020202057442d57434156325a333636343433574443205744:2

vml.0100000000202020202057442d57434156325a333636343433574443205744:3

vml.0100000000202020202057442d57434156325a333636343433574443205744:5

vml.0100000000202020202057442d57434156325a333636343433574443205744:6

vml.0100000000202020202057442d57434156325a333636343433574443205744:7

vml.0100000000202020202057442d57434156325a333636343433574443205744:8

vml.0100000000202020202057442d57434156325a333636343433574443205744:9

~ # vmkfstools -C vmfs5 -S USB_Datastore /dev/disks/mpx.vmhba34\:C0\:T0\:L0:1

create fs deviceName:'/dev/disks/mpx.vmhba34:C0:T0:L0:1', fsShortName:'vmfs5', fsName:'USB_Datastore'

deviceFullPath:/dev/disks/mpx.vmhba34:C0:T0:L0:1 deviceFile:mpx.vmhba34:C0:T0:L0:1

Checking if remote hosts are using this device as a valid file system. This may take a few seconds...

Creating vmfs5 file system on "mpx.vmhba34:C0:T0:L0:1" with blockSize 1048576 and volume label "USB_Datastore".

Usage: vmkfstools -C [vmfs3|vmfs5] /vmfs/devices/disks/vml... or,

       vmkfstools -C [vmfs3|vmfs5] /vmfs/devices/disks/naa... or,

       vmkfstools -C [vmfs3|vmfs5] /vmfs/devices/disks/mpx.vmhbaA:T:L:P

Error: vmkfstools failed: vmkernel is not loaded or call not implemented.