VMWARE Vsphre how to map disk directly to vm(RDM Mapping)

This is my lab setup. I have two VMware hosts and SAN is presented to to two vmware hosts and two “Datasotores” created

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Also there is one free san lun presented to the VMWare hosts.

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Now I’m going to present this disk directly to VM

Open the settings page on vm

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Click on Add and select Hard disk

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Click on “Next”

Select “Raw Device Mappings” and click on “Next”

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Select the Disk and click on “Next”

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Select the data store on which to store the LUN mapping and click on “Next”

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Select the compatibility mode(if we select physical we can’t take the snapshot with virtual mode we can take the snapshots)

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Click on next

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Click on “Finish”

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