Orignal Article can be found here: http://blog.davidwarburton.net/2010/10/25/rdm-mapping-of-local-sata-storage-for-esxi/
The official KB 1017530 article (Creating Raw Device Mapping (RDM) is not supported for local storage) describe the issue, but does not a provide a solution.
VMware CLI command to rename VMDK files:
perl vmkfstools --server -E /vmfs/volumes/Test/rh6.2.vmdk /vmfs/volumes/Test/testing2.vmdk
Allow VSS application quiescing to work by generating Disk UUID/Serial number.
This can be achieved by leaving the disk.enableUUID value to true and power cycle of the virtual machine.
Remove a PHY NIC from an UpLink in a vDS at the command line:
esxcfg-vswitch --list : Create a listing needed to get the reference for a vmnic's PortID#.
esxcfg-vswitch -V <vmnics PortID#> -Q <vmnic> <NAME of virtual Distributed Switch as it appears in vCenter inventory>
# esxcfg-vswitch -V 577 -Q vmnic1 NET2-N1K-VDS
Delete a Physical NIC from a standard virtual Switch on a Host:
[root ~]# yum -y install nfs-utils
[root ~]# vi /etc/idmapd.conf
# line 5: uncomment and change to your domain name
Domain = <yourdomain.com>
You can trigger a save using:
Normally this is called in /sbin/shutdown.sh., but you can call it manually:
~ # /sbin/backup.sh 0
Saving current state in /bootbank
Time: 13:49:53 Date: 10/08/2010 UTC
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