I'm trying to mount an USB drive directly on the ESX 4.1 node and I'm having some difficulties with it. I intend to use this in order to transfer some data on a datastore.
Please see below what I did and let me know if you can help me or give me any tips.
mount /dev/[device_name] /mnt/usb -t [filesystem_type]
well you have the correct command. you can call dmesg in order to find under what device your usb device has been recognized.
then (say it's /dev/sdc1): mount /dev/sdc1 /media/Your_Mount_point [-t FileSystem]
'Your_mount_point' must be an EXISTING empty directory
the filesystem is not mandtory...
you have to be root to issue the mount command
Check if you add correctly usb http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=102229...