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How To Add A Hard Disk To A VMware Virtual Machine

IT Problem

You ned to a add a new drive to your virtual machine. This is a quick step by step guide on adding a hard drive in vmware to a virtual machine.

 

IT Solution

Launch your VI client and attach and login to your vcentre server or vmware host server

 

login to VI Client

login to VI Client

 

 

 

Once logged in, then right click on the server you want to add a drive to then select “Edit Settings”

 

edit virtual machine settings

edit virtual machine settings

 

 

You will then see the add devices section.

 

Select add at the top of the screem

 

add virtual machine hardware

add virtual machine hardware

 

 

Then select Hard Disk

view virtual machine hardware

view virtual machine hardware

 

 

Then select new virtual disk

 

create a new virtual disk

create a new virtual disk

 

 

Then select the size of the drive you want to add.

 

virtual hard disk size

virtual hard disk size

 

 

Choose whether you want SCSI or IDE

 

ide or scsi virtual drive

ide or scsi virtual drive

 

 

Then finally, check the summary, if your happy click finish.

 

new virtual drive summary

new virtual drive summary

 

 

Remember, this adds the hard disk, you then need to go into windows, right click on “Computer”, Manage,Storage and present the drive to windows with a drive letter.

Tags: Virtual Centre

Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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