VMware equivalent to Hyper-V Pass-through Disk
Posted on 2013-01-10
I have a vSphere Essentials 5.1 package. I want to use the equivalent of a Hyper-V pass-through disk on one of my volumes for a single guest VM. The server has a single SCSI controller card.
As far as I can tell you would do this through DirectPath I/O Configuration. My confusion is that I don't see a way to do the disk like in Hyper-V, it looks like to do so I need to DirectPath the controller. Based on the warning I'm assuming that if I were to DirectPath that controller then the other volumes that I have VM configurations and vmdks will no longer be accessible by their VMs.
Am I understanding this correctly? Or is there some way I can facilitate giving direct access to a volume on that controller to a single VM without impacting the other VMs and their access to the other volumes?