Abiquo 5.2

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You can edit hard disks, for example, to change the name and resize them, including in an existing deployed VM on demand.

To edit a hard disk

  1. Go to Virtual datacenters → edit virtual machineStorage
  2. Select the hard disk and click the pencil edit button

    For ESXi, you can modify disks as permitted by ESXi functionality. See VMware knowledge base article

    • You can modify iSCSI disks on SCSI controllers or SATA disks on SATA controllers:
      • with thin provisioning only; and
      • the VM cannot have VMware snapshots.

    If you cannot modify a hard drive as expected, please contact your System Administrator.

    For SCSI and SATA disks, you cannot modify disk size and position at the same time.




    You can increase the size of the hard disk

    • Expanding a disk can damage the data or operating system installed on the disk. You may need to apply additional operating system tools or processes before you can use an expanded disk
    • Remember that if you resize a system disk and then undeploy the VM or create an instance, when you deploy again the platform will copy the hard disk and/or its size from the template, which may change the size
    Datastore tierOptional. Storage service level
    Allocation type

    You cannot modify the Allocation type after the VM has been deployed

    Controller type

    The controller type of disk



    Optional. On supported hypervisors (ESXi), to force the creation of a new SCSI controller of the same type as an existing one, assign a new bus value. Access ESXi to confirm bus values.


    Optional. On supported hypervisors (ESXi) Select an existing an existing bus number or to create a new controller, specify a new bus number. The user requests a bus number but the platform will use the bus number assigned by ESXi. When there is more than one controller, to identify the controller and bus number, the platform displays the bus number as a suffix to the controller. Access ESXi to confirm bus numbers that are not displayed


    The Name of the hard disk

  3. Click Save on the Edit virtual disk size popup
  4. Continue editing the VM or click Save to reconfigure the VM