I have a virtual machine which needs more space. This VM runs and a PowerEdge T710 with Vmware EXSI 4. I would like to add this disk in the simplest was possible.
I already got a normal desktop hard disk (SATA, 1TB, not Dell branded).
I have no rack for it to plug it inside any of the front bays.
I found an available SATA cable and power. Can I just add the disk by plugging these and using the empty 5"1/4 slot available under the CD drive (with a 5"1/4 - 3½" bay adapter)?
Even if this way it seems that I bypass the RAID controller that owns the front bay with racks.
edit : i suppose the existing RAID is composed of 1 TB drive, BTW this is ok for lack of redundancy, i accept if for now. My difficulties are : can i plug it this (loosy) way ? will it be seen by the firmware/BIOS and VMWare and also how to setup and install the drive so that BIOS + VMWare recognize it and add it as a new ressource (what are the particular steps to follow?)