How to create a VMware vSphere virtual machine utilizing all available features

Step 14: Configure VMDK location on the bus

Just like a physical SCSI bus, the virtual SCSI bus has node IDs. Here you can configure the VMDK file’s location on the bus of the virtual machine. Each virtual machine maintains its own virtual SCSI bus addressing. So, this virtual machine may live on the SCSI 0:0 address and on the same host the next virtual machine will also have a SCSI 0:0 address; yet be on separate virtual busses.


Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.