Sanithsadananda
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How to access external USB Hdd conneceted to the esxi

Hi ,

   I want to add connect an external hdd to the esxi flex node and access some files from that host. , anyone help me to do that ,

Host : IBM Flex node x240

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odohertyd
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Plug the USB HDD in and then go to a VM that resides on the esxi host. Edit the VM settings and add a usb controller and usb device under the add hardware section. Then you will be able to access the HDD from that VM.

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Sanithsadananda
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Hi,

  Any other alternative option.

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Sanithsadananda
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Hi,

What I want is I want to copy some files from local storage to that usb through putty console. I have tried like that through vm, But it is taking long time to finish thats why...

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odohertyd
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I don't think that is supported in 5.x

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