Add Disks to vCenter Virtual Servers

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 > Cloud > Virtual Servers menu.
  2. Click a VS's label to open its details screen.
  3. Click the Storage tab > Disks.
  4. Click the Create Disk button.
  5. Fill in the details:
    • Data store - select the data store to create a disk on from the drop-down list.
    • Disk size

    • Swap Space - move 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, disk will not 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:  

      /mnt/onapp-disk-#{disk.identifier}
    • Reboot Virtual Server - move the slider to the right to reboot the VS after adding disk (applies only to Linux-based vCenter VSs)
  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.