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How can I convert VMDK to RDM in Vmware ESXi 4.1

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I have to vm networks setup with vm's on them attached to san storage and I am trying to setup replication software to replicate the datastores (vmfs) from the production site to the dr site and they are telling me that I need to setup RDM  visble to the esx host for the one san on the dr side and the same for the one on the production side.
How can I get this accomplished?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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you use the vmkfstools -i command at the commandline

VMware have a good Kb article here

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=3443266

see this blog article which details the commands to use

http://www.virtualclouds.info/?p=2122
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Thanks I did find the first article but not the second...
Thanks for the good info...
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no problems
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