You can configure when a generic SCSI device is connected to a virtual machine, specify the physical SCSI device to connect to on the host system, and select the SCSI identifier to use for the drive.

To configure generic SCSI device settings for a selected virtual machine, select Player > Manage > Virtual Machine Settings, click the Hardware tab, and select the generic SCSI device.

Table 1. Generic SCSI Device Settings




Connect the device while the virtual machine is running.

Connect at power on

Connect the device when you power on the virtual machine.

Specify the physical SCSI device to connect to

Select a host SCSI device.

(Windows hosts) Select a device. The menu shows the SCSI devices that are available on the host system.

(Linux hosts) Type the name of the /dev/sg entry for the device to install in the virtual machine. For example, if the device is named sga, type /dev/sga.

Virtual device node

Select the SCSI device identifier to use for the drive. For example, if you select SCSI 0:2, the guest operating system sees the drive as ID 2 on controller 0.

The virtual machine must be powered off when you change this setting.


For specific Windows guest operating systems, you might need to perform additional configuration steps to use a generic SCSI device.