DISK Add New Volume from VMWare host

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Installation of a New Physical Volume

  1. Create and allocate the disk to the Linux guest on the VMWare Host


  1. On the Linux guest, rescan the SCSI Bus
    # echo '- - -' > /sys/class/scsi_host/host#/scan
  2. If you do not know the host, just scan the entire SCSI Bus
    # echo 'scsi add-single-device' 0 0 X 0 > /proc/scsi/scsi
    X is the Next SCSI ID
  1. Review the messages log for the new device name of the disk
    # tail /var/log/messages
  2. Follow the PV Install Procedure


Further Reading

  1. VMWare/Linux - Add a New Hard Disk without Rebooting
  2. rootvg: Redhat Linux How to dynamically add LUNs to Qlogic HBA