IMPORTANT! Adding a storage drive to VMWare's vSphere will format the drive, which will completely wipe the data from the drive. A minimum of 2 drives are required to move data from a Windows, Mac or Linux storage drive into VMWare. First, install VMWare's ESXi and vSphere on strorage drive "a." Create a virtual machine in VMWare, and then configure the virtual machine with a share. Add the share to computer "b." Move the data from computer "a" on the share on computer "b."
Follow these directions to add a storge drive in VMware's vSphere:
The new storage device will now appear on the Configuration tab.