[CentOS] getting a CentOS6 VM on VMware ESXi platform to recognize a new disk device

Wed Nov 4 18:57:15 UTC 2015
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Boris Epstein wrote:
>> My turn for a dumb question: from not paying a lot of attention to this
>> thread, the answer isn't clear to me: has the *host* recognized the
>> disk? If not, the guest's not going to see it.
> IMO your question is not dumb at all. Unfortunately, I don't have an
> answer to it.
> All I know is, you reboot the VM and it all works as expected.

Ok, if rebooting the VM, and *only* the VM, fixes it in the VM, then the
host - the system the VM's running on - knows about the drive. You see
where I was going with that....