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How to add a virtual hard disk in Virtualization Station?

Introduction

VMs (virtual machines) will often require more storage space for the continually increasing amount of data used when running the application services. Therefore, Virtualization Station allows users to add an extended virtual hard disk for VMs. It not only resolves the issue but also improves the flexibility of hard disk usage.

Directly extend the current virtual hard disk

Virtualization Station steps for adding a virtual hard disk

Choose the VM which you would like to add a new virtual hard disk to and then click “Advanced”.



Click “Add Device”. You can set up a configuration: “Device Type”, “Controller”, “Cache Mode”, “HDD Image”, “Location”, “Name” and “Size”.

Device Type:
There are three devices you can choose: “Hard Disk”, “CDROM” and “Network”. Select “Hard Disk”.

  • Hard Disk
  • CDROM
  • Network

Controller:
You can choose a controller for the hard disk based on your requirements such as the transfer speed and the expandable number of hard disks.

  • IDE
  • SCSI
  • SATA
  • VIRTIO

Cache Mode:
According to your demand such as the efficiency of transmission or data protection, you can decide which cache mode you need.

  • None
  • Writeback
  • Writethrough

HDD Image:
You can either create a new HDD image or select an image saved on your NAS.

  • New Image
  • NAS Image

Location: Give a location to save the virtual hard disk image.
Name: Give a name to the virtual hard disk image.
Size: Decide the capacity of the virtual disk.

Click “Add” to finish the process.



Click “Start” and then click “Console” to enter the guest operating system.

How to get new virtual hard disk information in guest operating systems? Using Windows 7, Windows 8 and Ubuntu as examples.

Windows 7:

Click “Start” and right-click on “Computer”. Choose “Manage”.

Click “Storage”

Click “Disk Management (Local)”

Windows will prompt a message box to ask to initiate the disk. According to your needs, you can select MBR or GPT.

Move the cursor to Disk 1 and right-click on it. Select “New Simple Volume”.

Click “Next”.

Set up the size of New Simple Volume and click “Next”.

According to your needs, you can assign a Drive letter, mount in a certain folder or do nothing. Click “Next”.

Configure the format partition and click “Next”.

Click “Finish” to add the New Simple Volume.

Click “Start” and then click “Computer”. You will find a new virtual hard disk in your virtual machine.



Windows 8:
Click “Desktop”.

Move the cursor to bottom-left corner, right-click on the Windows icon and then click “Disk Management”.

You will see the new virtual disk (Disk1) shown on Disk Management. Because the process is similar to the same process of Windows 7, please refer to the previous Windows 7 section.

Click “Folder” and a New Volume is added.



Ubuntu:
Click “Dash Home”.

Insert “Disks” and then click “Disks”.

You will find a new virtual hard disk shown in Disks.

Directly extend the current virtual hard disk

Steps for adding a virtual hard disk in Virtualization Station

Choose the VM that you want to add a new virtual hard disk to and select “Advanced”.

Select “Hard Disk” and then “Enhanced Options”.

Either drag the bar or enter a value to adjust the size of the virtual hard disk depending on your needs and then select “Apply”. Please note: you must delete all of the snapshots belonging to this VM before applying these settings.



Configuring the extended virtual hard disk in guest operating systems (Using Windows 7 as an example)

Enter the VM console, open the Start Menu, right click on “Computer” and select “Manage”.

Click “Storage”

Click “Disk Management (Local)”

The extended space of the original virtual hard disk is shown as “Unallocated”.

Right click on the virtual hard disk and select “Extend Volume…”.

Click “Next”.

The system will select the unallocated space by default. Click “Next”.

Click “Finish”.

The extended space will now be merged into the original virtual hard disk.

Datum vydání: 2014-03-06
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