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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 (plus) 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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