Adding an eSATA card to a VMWare ESX Host
Posted on 2010-09-15
I am running VMWare on a server, but I do not have a SAN. Instead, I filled the server up with as many internal hard drives as it could hold. (SAS drives, configured as RAID 10).
I am out of hard drive space, I cannot afford a SAN, so I figured I would do the following:
- Add an internal (PCI-E) eSATA/SATA card
- Purchase a 2 TB External eSATA hard drive
- Fire up ESX and let me VMs see this as additional storage
Since this is an existing ESX Server, what do I need to do to get ESX to "see" the new hardware?
Likewise, how do I get the VMs to see it?