You must add a generic SCSI device to the virtual machine to map virtual SCSI devices on a virtual machine to physical generic SCSI devices on the host system. You can add up to 60 generic SCSI devices to a virtual machine.
On a Windows host system, run Workstation Player as a user who has administrator access.
On a 32-bit Windows XP virtual machine, install the special SCSI driver that VMware provides. You can download the driver from the VMware Web site.
- Select the virtual machine and select .
- On the Hardware tab, click Add.
- In the Add Hardware wizard, select Generic SCSI Device.
- Select the physical SCSI device to map to the virtual SCSI device.
- To connect the device when the virtual machine powers on, select Connect at power on.
- Click Finish to add the device.
- On the Hardware tab, select the SCSI device identifier to use for the device from the Virtual device node drop-down menu and click OK.
For example, if you select SCSI 0:2, the guest operating system sees the drive as ID 2 on controller 0.