Configuring Virtual Storage

Storage on XenServer VMs is provided by virtual disks. A virtual disk is a persistent, on-disk object that exists independently of the VM to which it is attached. Virtual disks are stored on XenServer Storage Repositories (SRs), and can be attached, detached, and reattached to the same or different VMs when needed. New virtual disks can be created at VM creation time (from within the New VM wizard). They can also be added after the VM has been created from the VM’s Storage tab.

Virtual disks on VMs with XenServer VM Tools installed can be hot plugged. That is, you can add, delete, attach, and detach virtual disks without having to shut down the VM first. VMs without XenServer VM Tools installed must be shut down before you carry out any of these operations. To avoid this situation, install XenServer VM Tools on all virtual machines. For more information, see XenServer VM Tools.

On the VM’s Storage tab in XenCenter, you can:

Configuring Virtual Storage

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