Virtual Storage Configuration

Virtual machines created using the New VM wizard have at least one virtual disk and the selected VM template might also include extra virtual disks. A VM can have up to seven virtual disks including a virtual CD-ROM.

From the Storage page in New VM wizard, you can:

  • Add more virtual disks
  • Remove virtual disks
  • Change the size and location of virtual disks

Options

Use these virtual disks

Select this option to use the virtual disks listed.

  • To add more virtual disks, click Add and specify the name, size and location (SR); see Add virtual disks.
  • To delete a virtual disk, click Delete.
  • To move a virtual disk to a different SR, select it in the list and click Properties, then choose an SR from the Location list.
  • To make a virtual disk bigger or smaller, select it in the list and click Properties, then enter a new value in the Size box.
  • To change the name or description of a virtual disk, select it in the list and click Properties, then enter the new text.

Use storage-level fast disk clone

This check box appears if any of the virtual disks in the template or snapshot you are using to create the VM are on the same SR. Select the check box to use hardware-level cloning features for copying the disks from the template/snapshot to the new VM. Using storage-level fast disk clone enables you to quickly create VMs.

This option is only supported for VMs using remote NFS shared storage or local VHD-based storage.

Create a diskless VM that boots from the network

If you selected the Boot from network option on the OS Installation media page earlier in the wizard, you can select this option to make the new VM a diskless VM.

Virtual Storage Configuration