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Virtual server storage is provided by disks. A disk is a partition of a data store that is allocated to a specific virtual server. This section provides the information on all the actions supported for disks imported from your vCloud Director. 

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This functionality is available for users with the following roles:

  • vCloud Catalog Author

  • vCloud vApp Author

  • vCloud Organization Administrator


Create Disks


 

Adding a disk to a virtual server will require that VS to be rebooted. If a VS is running when you try to add a new disk to it, you'll be asked to confirm the reboot. To add a disk to a virtual server:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's Virtual Servers menu.
  2. Click a VS's label to open its details screen.
  3. Click the Storage tab > Disks.
  4. Click the Add New Disk button.
  5. Fill in the details:
    • Data Store - select the data store to which the disk will be assigned from the drop-down list

    • Size - indicate the desired disk size

    • Bus Sub Type - choose the sub type of 'scsi controller' to create a disk on from the drop-down list. For more information refer to VMware documentation.
  6. Click the Add Disk button to finish.

When you add a new disk to a virtual server it will automatically become available to that server.

Edit Disks


 

To change disk size:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's Virtual Servers menu.
  2. Make sure your virtual server is powered off, then click its label to open its details screen.
  3. Click the Storage tab > Disks.
  4. Click the Actions button next to the disk you want to change, then click the Edit link.
  5. Select a new label and size in GB in the fields provided.In the pop-up window change the required parameters:
    • Label - fill in a new label for the disk
    • Size - move the slider to select a new size for the disk in GB
    • Data Store - select a new data store for the disk from the drop-down list
  6. Click the Save Disk button.
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  • If fast provisioning is enabled for the disk's vDC, the data store cannot be edited.
  • You cannot decrease the size of disk(s).
  • If you resize the disk of a VS that is powered on, the virtual server will be rebooted. You will be asked for confirmation before the VS is rebooted.


Delete Disks


 

To delete a disk:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's Virtual Servers menu.
  2. Make sure your virtual server is powered off, then click its label to open its details screen.
  3. Click the Storage > Disks tab.
  4. Click the Actions button next to the disk you want to delete, then click Delete. You will be asked for confirmation.

This will schedule the 'destroy disk' transaction.