To map a virtual SCSI device on a virtual machine to a physical generic SCSI device on the host, add a generic SCSI device to the virtual machine.

You can add a SCSI device without powering off the virtual machine.

You must have the following required permissions:

On Windows guests, you must log in as a user with administrator access.

On Linux guests, you must be logged in as a user who has read and write permissions to use the device.

1

In the Inventory panel, select the virtual machine to modify.

2

In the Commands section of the Summary tab, click Add Hardware.

The Add Hardware wizard opens.

3

Click Passthrough SCSI Device.

4

Select a SCSI device to use.

A physical SCSI device must be attached to the device and it must be connected to the virtual machine.

5

(Optional) In the Virtual Device Node section, select a SCSI adapter and device node from the drop-down menus.

6

Click Next.

7

In the Ready to Complete page, review the configuration summary and click Finish.

The operating system recognizes the new SCSI device the next time you power on the virtual machine.