External hard drive not showing up in ESXi Windows Server 2008 virtual machine
Posted on 2014-10-07
I've got a new 3TB external hard drive that is no longer showing up in my Windows Server 2008 virtual machine. The VM Ware host is running ESXi 5.1. I successfully added the hard drive last week and used it several times for the nightly backup. Last night, the backup failed not being able to locate the folder location of the external hard drive. I didn't make any changes to the VM settings and everything looks good.
I've tried restarting the server vm, removing the hard drive and USB controller from the VM and adding it back. No luck
The external hard drive is simply not showing up in disk manager.