sjkoehler
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Windows Server 2012 VM shows RDM disk offline

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Hi -

Hoping someone can help me here. I created an RDM disk from a 1TB SATA disk I have in my ESX 5 machine. No issues creating the vmdk file, and I can add the VMDK to a Windows 7 guest I have, and it works without issue. But when I add it to my Windows Server 2012 guest, the disk shows up in disk manager, but shows "offline" and I can't seem to do anything with it. Anyone have any ideas on how I can get this to show up properly in my Win2k12 guest?

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Thanks in advance for any help!

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vmroyale
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Maybe asking the obvious, but have you tried right-clicking on the left-hand side (where it says Disk 1) and choosing Online from the context menu?

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com

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vmroyale
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Maybe asking the obvious, but have you tried right-clicking on the left-hand side (where it says Disk 1) and choosing Online from the context menu?

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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sjkoehler
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WOW am I an idiot. That was it. Thank you for not blasting me for missing the obvious...

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