I am currently trying out vmware (esx 3.5)
I can create rdm disks, and assign them to running windows vm's (hot plug) --- from the GUI -
this all works fine.
My major problem is, that I need to do it from the command line --- Anyone managed to achieve it yet? (i can create the rdm, and vmdk files from command line, but cannot get them seen by the virtual machine, which is windows 2003 ent
I've you've created the RDM on the host side have you tried adding the mapping to the vm with vmware-cmd?
vmware-cmd path/to/vmx.vmx getconfig keyname
you can get some good info by looking at the .vmx after you have added the RDM via the GUI.
Check out powershell vi toolkit. It makes automating these types of tasks very easy. There are also forums for that as well that you can post your questions to.
Havde tried that (also edited the .vmx to add them in, etc ....)
Just can't seem to get that final stage of seeing them in the virtual machine hardware.....
Will keep looking