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First you need to enable SSH on the ESXI host and SSH in.

Then you need to find your disk identifier. There are many complicated CLI ways floating around, but I prefer to use VSphere Client!

Open VSphere and click your host >> configuration >> storage >> devices >> copy identifier to clipboard.

Now in the CLI on the ESXI Host you would use something like this.

(First make directory for local disks)

mkdir /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/LocalDisks


vmkfstools -z /vmfs/devices/disks/t10.ATA_____ST5000D************************** /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/LocalDisks/localdisk1.vmdk

That's it for the CLI. Now you have to add this local disk to a VM Guest!

Right click guest and edit settings >>

Select Add under Hardware Tab >>

Select Hard Disk >>

Use Existing >>

I choose Independent mode >>

Next >> Complete!

Now in your guest you should be able to see the disks. (In linux try sudo blkid, in windows, start >> diskmgmt.msc)

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