vSphere 5.5 how to pull in RDM drives on 2nd VM
Posted on 2014-08-27
I have 2 MS Server 2012 VMs created and have several RDM disks pulled into first VM via the vCenter Web Client 5.5. The first node was no problem, but I can't pull them into the 2nd node. If I try "add new RDM disk" they're not listed. I tried add existing disk and I can see the vmdk files, but I get file locked error. I've read that I can use 0:x SCSI controller, so I tried from scratch installing a second SCSI controller with no effect. I've tried using virtual instead of physical and get same result.
I've also seen you need to select shared bus in the scsi controller properties, but it's greyed out.
Basically, I'm looking for guidance to on how to pull the disks into both VMs successfully. I've scoured the internet and can't find anything pertaining to 5.5 outside of the VMware documentation which isn't helping so far.
Thank you for your help!