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Physical RDM to virtual RDM

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I have a 2.3TB physical RDM and want to convert it to virtual RDM. Can this be done in vmfs data store ver5.0?
We have VMware ver6.U1.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Yes, this can be done quite easily. You need to edit the configuration file (e.g. Edit VM), remove the existing physical RDM, add back and select virtual.

Make sure you have a backup of the VMX file before you start!

see here

Switching a raw data mapping between physical and virtual compatibility modes in ESX/ESXi (1006599)
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