How to associate VM Windows drive letters with the vmdk file?

Guys,

I couldn't find a forum ESX 3.5, so post the question here.

# vmware - v
VMware ESX Server 3.5.0 build-317866

with Windows 2003 SP2 invited and many readers of mouted on clients.

I need to know how to map the Windows drive letters to the vmdk files on the host. for example

C:\ > hand NET

Share name resource remark

---------------------------------------------------------------------
$           R:\                             Default share
$           B:\                             Default share
$           C:\                             Default share
$           S:\                             Default share
$           X:\                             Default share
$           P:\                             Default share
$           Y:\                             Default share
$           Q:\                             Default share
$           I:\                             Default share
$           F:\                             Default share
$           W:\                             Default share
$           G:\                             Default share
$           D:\                             Default share
$           T:\                             Default share


[[email protected] DB1] # ls-l *.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 142807662592 6 June 2008 DB1_1 - rdmp.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 367 14 Jul 22:02 DB1_1.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 285615325184 6 June 2008 DB1_2 - rdmp.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 367 14 Jul 22:02 DB1_2.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 1073741824 6 June 2008 DB1_3 - rdmp.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 363 14 Jul 22:02 DB1_3.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 142807662592 6 June 2008 DB1_4 - rdmp.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 367 14 Jul 22:02 DB1_4.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 128849018880 6 June 2008 DB1_5 - rdmp.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 367 14 Jul 22:02 DB1_5.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 37580963840 Sep 26 17:58 DB1 - flat hard
-rw - 1 root root 337 14 Jul 22:02 DB1.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 287762808832 8 November 2008 FOO-DB1_1 - rdm.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 364 14 Jul 22:02 FOO - DB1_1.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 21474836480 18 April 2009 FOO-DB1_2 - rdmp.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 374 14 Jul 22:02 FOO - DB1_2.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 42949672960 18 April 2009 FOO-DB1_3 - rdmp.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 374 14 Jul 22:02 FOO - DB1_3.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 429496729600 10 October 2009 FOO-DB1_4 - rdmp.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 350 10 October 2009 FOO - DB1_4.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 429496729600 10 October 2009 FOO-DB1_5 - rdmp.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 376 14 Jul 22:02 FOO - DB1_5.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 107374182400 18 December 2010 FOO-DB1_6 - rdmp.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 376 14 Jul 22:02 FOO - DB1_6.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 107374182400 18 December 2010 FOO-DB1_7 - rdmp.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 376 14 Jul 22:02 FOO - DB1_7.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 161061273600 Sep 27 2008 FOO - DB1 - rdmp.vmdk
-rw - 1 root root 374 14 Jul 22:02 FOO - DB1.vmdk

I need to know what vmdk is used for the drive in the Windows of the client prompt. I'm afraid that I could not understand it in the vmware.log or hostd.log files.

Thank you!

Steve

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Hi Steve

You cannot map the drive letter for the vmdk directly, but you can map the drive Win on a specific vm using the SCSI number

An easy way to map the vmdk with disks of Windows is:

On the virtual machine 'change settings', note in down all the vDisks SCSI address example (disc 1 = SCSI (0:1), 2 HDD = SCSI (2:4)))

If you go to Windows disk management and right click the individual disks and select Properties, you will see that target and LUN ID discs

where for 1 HDD = SCSI (0:1), 0 is target ID and LUN 1 ID and 2 HDD = SCSI (2:4), 2 is target ID and LUN 4 ID

You map just for numbers of hard disk drive letters

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