You can add a new or an existing virtual disk to your virtual machine.

Before you begin, make sure that you understand the hard disk types and properties settings in Adding a Virtual Hard Disk.


In the Inventory panel, select the virtual machine to modify.


In the Commands section of the Summary tab, click Add Hardware.

The Add Hardware wizard opens.


Click Hard Disk.


Select whether to create a virtual disk or to use an existing one.


On the Properties page, change the default values as needed and click Next.


On the Ready to Complete page, review the configuration summary and click Finish.

The virtual disk appears to your guest operating system as a new blank hard disk.

If you add a new virtual disk to the virtual machine, you can use the guest operating system’s utilities to partition and format the disk.