Contributor
Contributor

USB direct connection ESX

Hi there,

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]


Cheers,

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

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

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Leadership
Leadership

Hi,

Check if you add correctly usb http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=102229...

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