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  • 1.  Which device file I should take for RDM creation

    Posted Nov 20, 2009 02:57 AM

    Hi,

    I build up a iSCSI connection with a storage device. It is assigned by 5GB volume. Now, I am going to create a RDM disk for a VM from CLI, whatever virtual or physical. Now the following is my command.

    vmkfstools -r /volume/devices/disks/

    Now, I am confused under "disks" subfolder, since there are 2 similar files but I didn't know which file is the device target file.

    naa.6000eb3e31ada42f000000000000000c

    naa.6000eb3e31ada42f000000000000000c:1

    After experiments, it seems the file without ":1" can be created for RDM because of no errors during creation.

    if the first one is device file, what about the second one file(with ":1")? what's the purpose of this file? is that the partition of that volume? But I didn't do any partition operation on the volume.

    How can I tell the real device files if there are many similar files ":1, :2, .... , :x"?

    thanks for piece of advice.



  • 2.  RE: Which device file I should take for RDM creation
    Best Answer

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Nov 20, 2009 03:31 AM

    :1 is this device partition 1;

    you should use naa.6000eb3e31ada42f000000000000000c to create RDM

    binoche, VMware VCP, Cisco CCNA