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Determining which drives/volumes match which disks in a Windows virtual machine (2021947)
D:, etc) from a virtual machine.
This article provides the steps to identity these relationships.
- Open the console of the virtual machine.
- Click Start > Run, type
compmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
- Click Device Manager.
- Expand Disk drives.
- Right-click a disk and click Properties.
- Click the Volumes tab, then click the Populate button.
- Make note of the Disk ID (eg. Disk 2), Location and Volume (eg.
Note: Within Windows, the Bus ID will always be displayed as zero. The only way to differentiate between different SCSI controllers is to use the 'Location' value. This will be unique for each SCSI controller.
- Repeat steps 5 to 7 for each disk.
- In vCenter Server, right-click the virtual machine and click Edit Settings.
- Click a disk, and look at SCSI (X:Y) Hard Disk under Virtual Device Node. The X:Y values are:
- X = Location ID
- Y = Disk ID
Match the Disk ID with the Disk ID found in Step 7 to determine the disk and the corresponding to drive.
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