Attach USB EXT to Esxi 5.1
Posted on 2012-09-12
Wondering if its possible to attach a USB EXT drive to esxi 5.1 for the purpose of taking copies of some of our VDMKs etc?
Not referring to pass through to VMs.
I have seen some console syntax etc but it looks a little complex (limited linux knowledge=)
Is there a way to get the device and attach it as storage then manage it in Vsphere 5 datastore browser? WE can do this with an internal sata drive but not usb.
Then we can copy shutdown VMS etc Move ISOs etc directly from the USB rather than over the network?
2 vms I have are over 800G now and very large.