2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 9, 2018 8:14 AM by a.p.


    ferexderta Novice

      ı create a rdm disk  for a vm . I got the report with rvtool looks vmdk extension .  ( vm01.vmdk . ) so why i cant see like that vm01. rdm.vmdk  ?

      i have vcenter 6.5

        • 1. Re: rdm
          dbalcaraz Expert

          If you check the vm, did you see if you have the pointer?

          • 2. Re: rdm
            a.p. Guru
            vExpertCommunity WarriorsUser Moderators

            That's expected. Like usual virtual disks in ESXi, a RDM consists of two .vmdk files, a descriptor file (e.g. "vmname.vmdk"), and a pointer/mapping file (e.g. "vmname-rdmp.vmdk"). What shows up in the vSphere Client's GUI - and other tools like RVTools, which are aware of this - is the descriptor .vmdk file only, the other file is usually hidden.