VMware Storage Paths in Linux

Posted on 2008-10-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-06

Can anyone explain the storage file paths that appear in a VMware Esx Host in the Linux console - for example:

46b21154-7f5b1064-fd2d-001279d70969  VMWare3_NONPROD_Disk1

Question by:Ciderspine
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hi cider,

when you say the storage file paths what is the kind of information your are looking for.

by default all the vm configuration and VMDKs files are stored on the vmfs partition. And the default naming convention when you create a VM is that it creates a folder for each VM with its UUID.

The above referenced alpha-numeric path is the UUID(BIOS id or physical ID of the VM).

if you have any further clarifications please post here.


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ID: 22841023
Hi bhanu,

Thanks for you reply. I don't understand why there are 2 paths to the storage device - is one a symbolic link or something?

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bhanukir7 earned 500 total points
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yes the second one is a symbolic link.


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Thanks - that's all I wanted to know.


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