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.

1

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

2

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

The Add Hardware wizard opens.

3

Click Hard Disk.

4

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

5

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

6

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.