Why is scsi_id not returning any output in a VM on VMware ESX 4.0 and above

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  • The command scsi_id is not showing any output in any virtual machine on VMware ESX 4.0 and above and on VMware Workstations.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • VMware ESX 4.0 or later

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