Mapping VMware iSCSI volumes to a guest OS

You can map VMware iSCSI volumes to a guest OS.

After you first create the virtual machine, complete the following steps to map the volumes:
  1. From the vSphere Client, select the type of virtual machine from the list on the left side of the inventory.
  2. Right-click your selection and power on the virtual machine.
  3. Select the Console tab and install the guest OS from your installation CD or your network.
  4. When the OS installation process is complete, power off the virtual machine.
  5. From the vSphere Client, right-click the virtual machine and click Edit Settings.
  6. Right-click the guest OS and click Edit Settings.
  7. Click Add to add the iSCSI volumes.
  8. Power off the guest OS.
  9. Click Hard Disk and click Next.
  10. Click Raw Device Mapping and click Next.
  11. Click the volume to be mapped and click Next.
  12. Click Store With Virtual Machine and click Next.
  13. Click Physical and click Next.
  14. Click Virtual Device Node as the default and click Next.
  15. Click Finish, and then click OK.
  16. Power on the virtual machine and verify that the mapping process was successful:
    • On Linux, issue the fdisk-l command.
    • On Microsoft Windows, start the Device Manager and scan for iSCSI volumes.
When the volumes are mapped to the guest OS, I/O functions are available on the new iSCSI volume.