Adding an Attached Disk to your Hypervisor (Hyper-v, VMware, Xenserver)

SUMMARY

How to add a disk for Hyper-V, VMware, or Citrix

ISSUE

If you did not attach a disk during the appliance deployment steps, you can use the following instructions to attach a virtual disk to any Unitrends Virtual Appliance (Engines are the appliances you will be using to create and store your backups).

For more information on "Out of Space" conditions see Error: No more space on device

RESOLUTION

To add an attached virtual disk to an appliance using the Hyper-V Manager Console

  1. In Hyper-V Manager, select the appliance and click Settings. The Settings dialog opens.
  2. Click SCSI Controller.

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  3. Click Hard Drive, then click Add.

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  4. Next, click New.

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    The New Virtual Hard Disk Wizard opens.
     
  5. Click Next to begin the wizard.
  6. At the Choose Disk Format step, select VHDX then click Next.

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  7. At the Choose Disk Type step, select Fixed then click Next.

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  8. At the Specify Name and Location step, enter a name for the disk, for example UBDS.vhdx, and its location. Make sure to select a location that has enough free space for the size of the disk you will be using.

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  9. At the Configure Disk step, enter the size of the new disk. This disk must be large enough to store all of your backups. If you run out of free space, you can always attach additional disks to the Engine appliance later to increase the size of your backup data store.

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  10. Click Next.
  11. At the final step, click Finish to complete the wizard. The virtual disk is created and attached to your appliance VM.

    When you configure your backup storage either using the Quick Setup or later, you will choose this attached disk as your backup data store.

 

To add an attached virtual disk to an appliance using the vSphere Client

  1. Select the appliance and click Edit virtual machine Settings.

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    The Virtual Machine Properties dialog will open.

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  2. Click Add. The Add Hardware dialog will open.

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  3. Select Hard Disk and click Next.
  4. Choose the Create a new virtual disk option and click Next.

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  5. Set the disk capacity. The size entered here is the amount of space you will allocate for storing backups. Configuring the disk as thick provisioned and in independent-persistent mode is recommended. When finished click Next.

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  6. Set the Virtual Device Node and click Next. Note that the disk must be added to the second virtual device node, SCSI (0:2).

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  7. Review your settings and click Finish to add the disk. Click Back to change settings.

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    When you configure your backup storage either using the Quick Setup or later, you will choose this attached disk as your backup data store.

To add an attached virtual disk to an appliance using Citrix XenCenter

  1. Within XenCenter, select the appliance VM, click the Storage tab, and then click Add….

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  2. Enter a name, size, and location for the new disk and click Add. The size entered here is the amount of space you will allocate for storing backups. Location can be either local storage or a remote storage repository (recommended).

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    Add as many virtual disks as needed to create the backup data store size you require.

    When you configure your backup storage either using the Quick Setup or later, you will choose this attached disk as your backup data store.
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