Add Virtual Disks

To add a new virtual disk, use the Add Virtual Disk dialog box.


If the VM is running without XenServer VM Tools installed, shut it down before you can add any virtual disks. To avoid this situation, install XenServer VM Tools on all virtual machines. For more information, see XenServer VM Tools.


  1. Open the Add Virtual Disk dialog box by doing any of the following:
    • Select the VM or storage repository in the Resources pane, select the Storage tab and then select Add.
    • On the Storage menu, select Virtual Disks and then New Virtual Disk.
    • On the Storage page of the New VM wizard, select Add.
  2. Enter the name of the new virtual disk and, optionally, a description.
  3. Enter the size of the new virtual disk. Ensure that the storage repository (SR) on which the virtual disk is to be stored has sufficient space for the new virtual disk.
  4. Select the SR where the new virtual disk is stored.
  5. Click Create to add the new virtual disk and close the dialog box.
Add Virtual Disks

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