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Is it possible for a virtual OS running inside VMware ESXi to access the physical hard drives?
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No, the virtual machine can only access the virtual "hard drives" (vmdk-files) you assigned them on the datastore(s).
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RDM's allow you to do this .. so it is possible to do so, you just need the correct infrastructure
http://vmzare.wordpress.com/2007/02/19/vmware-raw-device-mappingrdm/
 
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