Attach Virtual Disks

You can add storage to a VM by attaching an existing virtual disk.

  1. Select the VM in the Resources pane, click on the Storage tab, and then click Attach. Alternatively, on the Storage menu, click Virtual Disks then Attach Virtual Disk.
  2. Select a virtual disk from the list.
  3. To set access to the virtual disk to read-only, select the Attach as read-only check box. This can help prevent data from being overwritten or changed when the disk is accessed by more than one VM and allows the virtual disk to be attached to many VMs. To allow write access to the virtual disk, clear the check box.
  4. Click Attach.


    Problems on an underlying SR can sometimes cause an attached virtual disk to become deactivated (“unplugged”). If this happens, you should be able to activate it again from the VM’s Storage tab by selecting it and clicking Activate.

Attach Virtual Disks