ojwird60
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VM doesn't see 2nd SCSI-Controller

Hello all,

I'm very very new to ESX.

Successfully installed W2003R2 into a VM and got it running.

ESX hardware has 2 SCSI-Adaptors and "sees" all LUNS on both.

1st SCSI is where ESX-system lies with all its partitions and space for the VMs

2nd SCSI holds more 4 LUNS

How can I connect the VM to the 2nd SCSI-Controller and its drives?

(besides: Is this question clear enough to be understoud?)

I appreciate very much any help!

Thanks.

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BUGCHK
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How can I connect the VM to the 2nd SCSI-Controller and its drives?

You can't map a physical SCSI controller into a VM's hardware address space. The best thing you could try and map the controller's disk via RDM as a VM's SCSI adapter's disks. But that only works if the second controller's disks provide enough information (e.g. a SCSI serial number). If not, you need to put a VMFS onto each disk, create VMDKs and map them to the VMs.

ojwird60
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Thanks very much, BUGCHK!

Now I have a starting point, from where I cann work up things.

I believe, That it wil take some time, to become more familiar

with virtualisation.

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