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

Wed Nov 4 14:31:54 UTC 2015
Boris Epstein <borepstein at gmail.com>

Hello all,

Is there a way to recognize a hot-plugged disk (i.e., to get the system to
recognize it and build the appropriate /dev/sd* device for the new device)
without a reboot?