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Add a New Disk to an Existing Virtual Machine

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Background: Adding space to a workstation is a common task. vCloud Director allows quick and effective expansion and addition of hard drive space to a virtual machine. To add hard drive space, a virtual machine does not even need to be powered off.


Navigate to the virtual machine that you wish to make changes to. Click "Details".

Navigate to the Hardware tab.

In the Hardware tab, navigate to "Hard Disks". From here, you can adjust the size of your virtual hard drives, or add and remove additional hard drives from the virtual machine.

Note: You cannot shrink a virtual hard drive. Keep this in mind as you lay out this virtual machine's resources.

Ensure you save your changes!

Navigate back to the virtual machine, and click the "Actions" submenu. From here, launch either a Web Console, or a VMRC to access the virtual machine.

Navigate to Disk Management.

Right click the volume you wish to add space to, or initialize a new drive.

Proceed through the prompts to extend the volume.

Congratulations, you're done!

Applies to: Nearly all virtual machines in a vCloud Director environment

Additional Notes: You cannot shrink a virtual machine's disk volume. Keep this in mind as you lay out this virtual machine's resources.