How to Mount/Access VMware VMFS filesystems in Ubuntu Linux

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http://ubuntuguide.net – VMFS is a clustered filesystem designed to store virtual machine disks for VMware ESX or ESXi Server hosts. In Ubuntu Linux, there is a command line tool vmfs-tools that allows to access VMFS filesystems from some other non ESX/ESXi host for e.g. maintenance tasks. For now, only read access is available, but write access is under works. Multiple extents are supported. Install vmfs-tools in Ubuntu vmfs-tools is available in Ubuntu Software Center. Or use command: sudo apt-get install vmfs-tools Use vmfs-tools to mount VMFS filesystem In terminal window, run this to find out your VMware VMFS pa (HowTos)