Mapping RAW Disks (RDM) in ESXi 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1

When you need have raw drive to a VM in ESXi without passing the whole controller to the VM, you’ll need RDM (Raw Device Mapping).
Here is the jist, in a SSH session with ESXi server:
vmkfstools -z /vmfs/devices/disks/ /vmfs/volumes///.vmdk

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