You can add an existing hard disk to a virtual machine.


Select a virtual machine.

In the virtual machines and templates inventory tree, select a group of virtual machines and select a virtual machine from the list on the right.

Search for a virtual machine and select it from the search results list.


In the VM Hardware panel, click Edit Settings.


Click Virtual Hardware.


From the Add a device drop-down menu, select Existing Hard Disk and click Add device.


Browse for and select the disk file and click OK.

The disk appears in the virtual devices list.

(Optional) Change the virtual disk configuration. See Change the Virtual Disk Configuration in the vSphere Web Client.

(Optional) Use disk shares to prioritize virtual machine access to this disk. See Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client.