You can use VMware Remote Console to add or remove generic SCSI devices that map to physical SCSI devices.


  1. Access the target virtual machine in VMware Remote Console.
  2. If you want to configure a new generic SCSI device, add it to your virtual machine.
    Note: Adding a generic SCSI device is not supported on macOS. The VMware Remote Console macOS client cannot add hardware to a virtual machine.
    1. Open the virtual machine settings in VMware Remote Console.
      • On Windows, select VMRC > Manage > Virtual Machine Settings.
      • On Linux, select Virtual Machine > Virtual Machine Settings.
    2. Open the Hardware tab and click Add.
    3. Select Generic SCSI Device and click Finish.
  3. Open the settings for the target device.
    • On Windows or Linux, open the Hardware tab and select the desired generic SCSI device.
    • On macOS, select the desired generic SCSI device under Removable Devices.
  4. Specify connection settings for the network adapter.
    • To connect the network adapter immediately, select Connected (Windows or Linux) or Connect Generic SCSI Device (macOS).
    • To connect the network adapter each time the virtual machine is powered on, select Connect at power on.
  5. Select a physical SCSI device to which the generic SCSI device will connect.

What to do next

If you no longer need a configured generic SCSI device, you can remove it from the virtual machine.

  • On Windows or Linux, select the target generic SCSI device and click Remove.
  • On macOS, power off the virtual machine. Select the target generic SCSI device and click Remove Generic SCSI Device.