You can change the physical device and configure the virtual device node. This is useful if you no longer need an existing device and want to connect to another device.

To prevent data congestion, you can assign a SCSI device to a SCSI controller and virtual device node other than the default. The new device is assigned to the first available virtual device node on the default SCSI controller, for example (0:1). Only device nodes for the default SCSI controller are available unless you add additional controllers.

For SCSI controller and virtual device node behavior, see SCSI Controller Configuration.

Power off the virtual machine.

Required privilege: Virtual machine.Configuration.Raw device


Right-click the virtual machine and select Edit Settings.


To locate a virtual machine, select a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, host, or vApp.


Click the Related Objects tab and click Virtual Machines.


On the Virtual Hardware tab, expand SCSI device.


From the Connection drop-down menu, select the physical SCSI device to connect to.


(Optional) From the Virtual Device Node drop-down menu, select the virtual device node.


Click OK.