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ESXi 6.7 RDX USB datastore - the device is not listed to add new datastore

Hello to everybody,

                I have installed and licensed the VMware vSphere 6.7 Essentials. I added the RDX USB Quickstore drive and it is seen from the virtual machines by the USB device named "Tandberg data RDX". It is OK. I would remove this USB device from the vm devices and add it like a datastore (I need to workaround to some problems with Acronis Backup).

The problem is that into datastore devices list I don't see the USB RDX device, so this means that I cannot add the datastore .

Of course the "USB Tandberg data RDX" is removed from any vm.

Is there somebody that have any suggestions, please?

Thanks in advance.

Ciao!

Michele

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jUDASmILExAlmig
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USB as datastore is not officially supported, if you want to USB storage on ESXi you need to format it with FAT16 then mount it.

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