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

Wed Nov 4 19:36:57 UTC 2015
Boris Epstein <borepstein at gmail.com>

On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 1:57 PM, <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:

> 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....
>        mark
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Absolutely, I see your point. This was the starting point - you add the
device on the ESXi server, you reboot the VM, the VM sees the device, no
problem. Now, I ask - do I have to reboot the VM? Logically I hope there
ought to be a way for me not to have to do that - but I have yet to figure
out how to get there.