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I have vmare loaded on a single disk with several vm's running on top. I have a second hard drive that I want the vm's to access data from. How can I get the vm's to see the data on the drive
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Can't really do that. Yhe only way the VMms can access it is if you add it as a datastore, but im doing so you reformat the disk & lose all data currently on it.

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~coolsport00
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If your server supported it, you could add a PCI device using VMDirectPath, and add the device RAW.

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The pci route would of been a good option but my server does not support it. thanks.
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