8 Replies Latest reply on Jul 28, 2012 1:32 PM by verket

    Physical disk setup option fails for SAS drives in 790308

    verket Lurker

      When setting up a new VM to use a physical SAS disk, workstation exp 646643 presents a list of unused disks. Workstation exp 790308 does not. If one enters the device name by hand (/dev/disk/by-id/wwn-0x5000cca01fa05db4), the VM will fail to boot. Inspection of the VM Settings --> Hard Disk Advanced Settings --> Virtual Device Node shows that 790308 thinks it is an IDE device where 646643 categorizes it as a scsi device.


      Host is Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. 2 sas drives, no sata hard disks. Linux reports sas adapter as SAS1068E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS

      External SAS disk has Windows 7 64 bit installed.


      646643 = VMware-Workstation-Full-e.x.p-646643.x86_64.bundle

      790308 = VMware-Workstation-Full-e.x.p-790308.x86_64.bundle