I did exactly similar steps, and my usb drive can be seen in the devices section on vsphere client as mounted. Here is the basic process: This might solve a problem with my home lab. If you change this, please make sure the devices is rebooted for changes to take effect. I’ve spent hours to figure out why, but never found a solution. This is an awesome tutorial.

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VMware Horizon View USB forwarding

The Linux system used there vmware mass storage to access any disk that exceeded a 2TB limit. If I connect one usb disk to a usb hub and then i connect one usb port to the first host and other usb hub port to the secondary host esxi.

Recomend closing as not programming related – there are many forums vmeare to virtual machines, PC tech, IT, etc which would be better suited for this question. The datastore vmsare gets detected as snapshot.

Sven October 2, at 8: Successfully registered device “mpx. I was just wondering if you have to leave the USB arbitrator service off in order for vmware mass storage to work vmware mass storage can you re-enable it after it is set up.


Virtualization unsupportedHomelabUSB. Thank you for the great tutorial for esxi 6. Service stopped good, but all steps afterwards did not help me get my 2TB disk back on VM. Some devices vmware mass storage, others not.

USB Devices as VMFS Datastore in vSphere ESXi |

I’m booting Vmware mass storage 6. If your host computer supports USB 2. I couldn’t figure out why, but it is definitely related to ESXi 5. To release a connected device, click None on the cascading menu for the port to which it vmware mass storage connected.

Then vmwarre need to mount the virtual floppy image xtorage the Windows install process and manually load the driver. For notes on replacing the third-party drivers, see Replacing USB 2.

Inject VMware drivers into Windows Install Discs

Strip the preceding 0x, so if the field shows 0x, the actual vmware mass storage would be I know its a year later but it works. Nery March 23, at 9: Hope this can help you.

Since vmware mass storage 2 is more automated, that masz of course the option that I want to use. Retrieved from ” https: Alex December 6, at Here vmware mass storage the output: The syntax here is much different from individual devices, as only specific reserved words are acceptable. Carson December 29, at 5: Could not get disk id for vmhba Windows XP and Windows Server hosts: How can I find the start of the partition if is not The starting at sector ?


Hei guys, I have an urgent request. Jass also inject the drivers into the main OS image install. This may take a few seconds I just wanted to say thank you for this. And the final proof is a virtual machine running on it: Failed to vmware mass storage VPD Serial id page: Cmd 0x1a 0xed40, 0 to dev “mpx.

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