USB External Drive to Vsphere

Is there any way to hook up an USB external hard drive to and make it appear as a drive in vSphere 5.5.
Or is there any other better way to make an USB  HD work especially when we are running out of space in the storage.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I'm afraid USB external hard disks are NOT SUPPORTED as VMFS datastores.

You could try, eSATA, external SCSI disks, or NFS export on Windows Server, or other NAS.

VMware vSphere is an Enterprise Corporate Hypervisor, and therefore USB external hard disks, do not really have any place in the datacenter.

USB external hard disks can be presented to virtual machines. See my EE Article

HOW TO: Add and Connect a USB Device to a Virtual Machine, hosted on VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX 4.1 ESXi 4.1, ESXi 5.0

(same procedure for ESXi 4.0 - 6.0)

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