Hot-adding/plugging disk not working automatically on vmware

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  • In RHEL6 on VMware we are used to new scsi-disks, memory and cpu's added through VMware vCenter to automatically show up in the OS as well. On RHEL7 this doesnt work, for all 3 resources.

We created udev rules for memory and cpu to be automatically added, but cannot find much info on how to do this automatically for scsi disks as well.

  • Is there a proper way to automatically add scsi disks added in VMware to RHEL 7 guests?
  • Are to following udev rules for memory and cpu in /etc/udev/rules.d/ correct or could they cause issues?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1
  • VMware vCenter

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