Add a VMDK to a VM
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Article Number : KB0011595
Published on : 2019-11-05
Last modified : 2019-11-05 18:04:17
Knowledge Base : IT Public Self Help
Adding a VMDK to a VM immediately
- In Items -> Machines select the VM you want to change and in the Actions menu, select Reconfigure
- Click on the Storage Tab
- Click the green plus sign to Add a new Volume
- Enter the size of the new Volume you are adding to the VM
- Select which Tier of Storage you want on the new Volume
- Tier 1 is High Performance Storage. The limit is 2000 GB per disk. You can estimate the cost using the cost estimator.
- Tier 2 is Mid-Tier Performance Storage. The limit is 4000 GB per disk. You can estimate the cost using the cost estimator.
- Tier H is High Performance Storage that is encrypted-at-rest. The limit is 2000 GB per disk. You can estimate the cost using the cost estimator.
- Click the green check mark to add the new Volume
- Click the Execution tab
- Chose the Power Action you want. Do not reboot will add the disk without shutting down the VM and is appropriate in most situations
- Click Submit to execute the new Volume addition IMMEDIATELY or upon approval if the new storage exceeds the approval threshold. (By default, approvers are the UT-VMG administrators but if you are using custom blueprints, there may be approvers in your department.)
Scheduling a VMDK addition to a VM (Note: most VMDK additions will happen immediately)
- To schedule a VMDK addition at a later time, e.g. during a maintenance window - use steps above for immediate change, but in the Execution tab, do the following before clicking OK.
- Change "Execute request:" to Scheduled, then enter the appropriate date/time for the Reconfiguration to occur
- Power action: can be changed to "Do Not Reboot" if restart is not required
- You may choose to enter a "Reason for request"
- Click the OK button
- If you now go back to your list of VMs and click on the vm, you will see that you've go a scheduled reconfiguration:
- Note: if the amount of storage is greater than the approval level, the request must be approved by the scheduled time. (By default, approvers are the UT-VMG administrators but if you are using custom blueprints, there may be approvers in your department.)
Extending Existing VMDKs
- First, all snapshots must be removed. See UT-VMG - VM snapshots.
- Use the above procedures but instead of clicking "Add Volume", click the pencil icon next to the disk you want to extend.
- Enter the new size of the VMDK
- Click the green check mark to save the changes
- Continue to the Execution tab as above to chose your Power Action and or schedule the change, click Submit
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