Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Mounting of VMFS in centos

Situation: To access virtual hosts that are stored in a portable datastore in form of a USB portable HDD.

1. Download and install vmfs-tools. Link

2. In terminal, run "fdisk -l" to check the location of your portable hdd.

3. Create a directory for your mountpoint later. Example: /mnt/usbdisk

4. To mount VMFS, run following command "vmfs-fuse <volume> <mountpoint>". Example: vmfs-fuse /dev/sdb3 /mnt/usbdisk. If no error occur, it means that your mounting of datastore is completed.

5. To check, run "df -h". You should be able to view the listing.

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