Change Virtual Disk Properties

To change the properties of a virtual disk, select the VM’s Storage tab, then select the virtual disk and select Properties.

General properties - name, description, folder, tags

The Edit Properties icon - a gray square with lines in it.

Property Description
Name The virtual disk name
Description A description of the virtual disk (optional)
Folder The name of the resource folder where the virtual disk is located, if applicable.
Tags A list of tags that have been applied to this virtual disk.

Custom fields

Fields icon

On the Custom Fields tab you can assign new custom fields to a virtual disk, change the value of existing custom fields, and remove custom fields.

For information on adding, setting, modifying, and deleting custom fields, see Using custom fields.

Disk size and location

Virtual Storage icon - a blue version of the Storage icon.

Set the size of the virtual disk on this tab and select the storage repository where the virtual disk is located.

Device options

Device Option icon - a gray box inside another box,

The final tab on the virtual disk Properties dialog box allows you to set some device options for the virtual disk.

Option Description
Mode The disk read/write permissions of a virtual disk can be changed. For example, change this setting to prevent data from being overwritten on a virtual disk that you use for backup purposes.
Device position The position to use for this virtual disk in the drive sequence.
Disk access priority For some virtual disks, you can adjust the disk I/O priority. This setting is only available for virtual disks on storage repositories that are LVM-based: local, shared iSCSI, or hardware HBA. This option is visible only after the disk scheduler is changed to cfq. It is not available by default. For more information, see Manage storage repositories.
Change Virtual Disk Properties