Adding a disk to a virtual server will require the 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:
- Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Virtual Servers menu.
- Click a VS's label to open its details screen.
- Click the Storage tab > Disks.
- Click the Create Disk button.
- Fill in the details:
- Data store - select the data store to create a disk on from the drop-down list
- Swap Space - move the slider to the right if this disk is swap space
Require Format Disk - move slider to the right if this disk requires formatting
For Linux-based vCenter VSs, if the Require Format Disk option is enabled, you'll get a notification that VM will be rebooted. If the option is disabled, the disk will not be formatted, but will also not be visible without the VS rescan or reboot.
- Mounted - move the slider to the right if the disk should be added to Linux FSTAB (for Linux application servers).
Mount point - the maximum length of a Mount Point is 256 characters. Spaces are not allowed. No more than one slash is allowed. If the mount point is not specified the default mount point will be used:
- Reboot Virtual Server - move the slider to the right to reboot the VS after adding disk (applies only to Linux-based vCenter VSs)
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.