You can change the physical device and configure the virtual device node. This is useful if you no longer need an existing device and want to connect to another device.

To prevent data congestion, you can assign a SCSI device to a SCSI controller and virtual device node other than the default. The new device is assigned to the first available virtual device node on the default SCSI controller, for example (0:1). Only device nodes for the default SCSI controller are available unless you add additional controllers.

For SCSI controller and virtual device node behavior, see SCSI and SATA Storage Controller Conditions, Limitations, and Compatibility.


  • Power off the virtual machine.

  • Required privilege: Virtual machine > Configuration > Raw device


  1. Right-click a virtual machine in the inventory and select Edit Settings.
  2. On the Virtual Hardware tab, expand SCSI device.
  3. From the Connection drop-down menu, select the physical SCSI device to connect to.
  4. (Optional) From the Virtual Device Node drop-down menu, select the virtual device node.
  5. Click OK.