ID #1100

vmfsPassthroughRawDeviceMap

 

example for vmfsPassthroughRawDeviceMap


# Disk DescriptorFile
version=1
encoding="UTF-8"
CID=0dd6c4a4
parentCID=ffffffff
createType="vmfsPassthroughRawDeviceMap"

# Extent description
RW 156301488 VMFSRDM "test-rdmp.vmdk"

# The Disk Data Base
#DDB

ddb.virtualHWVersion = "7"
ddb.longContentID = "32d4a0950fb635a71add77e10dd6c4a4"
ddb.uuid = "60 00 C2 93 7d 93 ff 85-b2 c0 9a 49 9b aa 70 88"
ddb.geometry.cylinders = "9729"
ddb.geometry.heads = "255"
ddb.geometry.sectors = "63"
ddb.adapterType = "lsilogic"


note : green parameters are optional and can be skipped
note : to change virtual hardware version simply edit the value - and eventually remove
parameters that do not exist in this example

"vmfsPassthroughRawDeviceMap"

physical disk used by ESX
compatibilty mode: virtual


Required files:
test.vmdk
and
test-rdmp.vmdk

The rdmp-file is a link to the physical disk.
In datastorebrowser or winscp it seems to have the same
size as the capacity of the physical device. In the virtual hardware editor of ESX this type is listed as Mapped Raw Lun.

To create this type click "add disk" - select LUN and select "virtual" compat mode.


 

Can be converted to other  formats with vmkfstools


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