Add VMware Hard Disk

After the VM created successfully in the previous post, I can configure the VM and add more hard disk. This will provide more available spare to the VM. Be mind the host storage utilization too.

Steps Add Hard Disk:

  • Select the VM. Right Click > Settings.
  • Click Add.
  • Select the Hard Disk and click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Set the disk size and click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Click OK.

Steps Initialize Disk on Windows:

  • Open Server Manager > Tools > Computer Management.
  • Under Storage > Disk Management. It show the disk that just created with Unknown Status.
  • Select the disk. Right Click > Online.
  • After the disk is online. Right Click again and click Initialize Disk.
  • Select GPT and click OK.
  • Now the disk is ready to be format.

Steps format the disk:

  • Select the disk. Right Click > New Simple Volume.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • The disk format is completed. Click Finish.

Below show the the disk is ready.

Below show the Drive E for new disk partition.

Cool! New disk for VM is successfully created.

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