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vmware , how to add a raw mapping device

Posted on 2007-11-13
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Hi, we are using vmware esx server 3.0.2 version and we brought up a new windows 2003 machine. I am trying to add a raw map device but the option is grayed out. I tried to edit settings and add a hard drive but the raw map option is grayed out. We got the esx server into maintenance mode , butno luck.
Any ideas ?
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Question by:c_hockland
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

Are you trying this with the VM on? If so...

Jail
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by:c_hockland
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no the virtual machine is off.
when i add a virtual disk i see the two options on (create a new virtual disk and use an existing disk) but the third option is grayed out.
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MorDrakka earned 300 total points
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Hi,

Did you already present the raw device to your ESX machine ? As soon as you add the raw disk to your ESX and rescan your HBA's the option should bve available.

M.
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c_hockland, yes I've seen this same thing, and as mordrakka mentioned, you need to have some raw disk available (not formatted for VMFS).  Once the disk is ready to be used, the option will become available.  
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thanks Guys. That did the trick
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How do you present the raw device to the ESX machine?
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