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.


You cannot add a generic SCSI device to a shared or remote virtual machine.



  1. Select the virtual machine and select VM > Settings.
  2. On the Hardware tab, click Add.
  3. In the Add Hardware wizard, select Generic SCSI Device.
  4. Click Finish to add the device.
  5. Select the physical SCSI device to map to the virtual SCSI device.

    When you type the path to the SCSI device on a Linux host, do not enter /dev/st0 or /dev/sr0.

  6. To connect the device when the virtual machine powers on, select Connect at power on.
  7. 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.