zhaos2
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Compatible External Hard Drives for VMware ESX

In case I have installed ESX 5.0 on a DELL Power Edge T110 server and now I need to extend my storage.  Can any expert recommend a compatible external hard drives list with VMware ESX?

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Conor1
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Re: Compatible External Hard Drives for VMware ESX

Surely would make more sense to upgrade or install an additional internal disk drive?

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zhaos2
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Re: Compatible External Hard Drives for VMware ESX

Thanks Conor!  Can I use USB physical hard drive for virtualization?  Any compatibility limitation for USB drives?

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Conor1
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Re: Compatible External Hard Drives for VMware ESX

Not for running VM’s from USB, it seems you can mount a USB drive and use for backups and transportation of VM’s, see the below thread...

http://communities.vmware.com/message/1898126