I'm running VMWare ESXi 5.1.0 build 1065491.
I'm trying to move all files for a VM from one VMWare host to another so I can replicate the VM. I can't download the files as it'll take 60+ hours, same story with doing an export. I'm trying to plug in a USB drive to the server housing VMWare so I can just copy the files to it in VSphere, unplug and sneakernet it over to the other server.
VMWare seems to be refusing my reality and substituting its own by not allowing me, no matter what, to connect a USB drive to it and treat it like a datastore. Is there a way to do this?
I'm not trying to mount the USB drive to a VM. I need the *.vmdk and related files from a VM.
I've restarted the host to no avail.