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  • Added a second hardrive and want to assign it to a vm as an additional drive

    Hello Guys,
    I currently added another hard drive to my esxi 4.1 host and want to assign it to a vm as additional storage. Currently the new harddrive is formatted as a datastore but what i want to do is assign the 1TB HD to my dfs server for additional space. Can someone show me how to do this?

    Thanks

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    Re: Added a second hardrive and want to assign it to a vm as an additional drive

    you cannot actually do that.

    You have to have the drive formatted as a datastore, then you must create a virtual disk (vmdk) on it, then present that VMDK to the guest, and then the guest will use the volume as per normal.


    You can't (well, you can, but it's not worth it in this scenario) present entire disks straight to a guest like that
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      Re: Added a second hardrive and want to assign it to a vm as an additional drive

      thanks i was thinking it was not possible. So i have to create a fresh vm on that datastore and assigning the full space

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      • #4
        Re: Added a second hardrive and want to assign it to a vm as an additional drive

        well, not an entire VM, but yes, a virtual disk.
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