You can set the type of SCSI bus sharing for a virtual machine and indicate whether the SCSI bus is shared. Depending on the type of sharing, virtual machines can access the same virtual disk simultaneously on the same server or on any server.

You can change the SCSI controller configuration for a virtual machine on an ESXi host only.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Client inventory, right-click the virtual machine and select Edit Settings.
  2. Click the Hardware tab and select a SCSI Controller in the hardware list.
  3. Select the type of sharing in the SCSI Bus Sharing list.
    Option Description
    None Virtual disks cannot be shared by other virtual machines.
    Virtual Virtual disks can be shared by virtual machines on the same server.
    Physical Virtual disks can be shared by virtual machines on any server.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.