Adding a disk to a virtual server will require that VS should be rebooted. If a VS is running when you try to add a new disk to it, you'll be asked to confirm the reboot. To add a disk to a virtual server:
- Go to your Control Panel's Virtual Servers menu.
- Click a VS's label to open its details screen.
- Click the Storage tab > Disks.
- Click the "+" button or the Create Disk button.
- Fill in the details:
- Specify disk label.
- Choose the data store to create a disk on from the drop-down list.
Move the slider to the right to specify the desired disk size.
The disk size should not exceed 2 TB when a new disk is added. You can later resize the disk if you need it to be larger than 2 TB.
Move the Hot Attach slider to the right if you want to enable disk hot attaching. In this case virtual server will not be stopped when adding a disk. Hot attach option is only available for KVM 6/ CentOS 6 virtual servers.
- Move the Swap Space slider to the right if this disk is swap space.
Move the Require Format Disk slider to the right if this disk requires formatting.
Move the Add to Linux FSTAB slider to the right if the disk should be added to Linux FSTAB (for Linux virtual servers).
Specify its mount point. The maximum length of a Mount Point is 256 characters. Spaces are not allowed. No more than one slash is allowed. If the mount point is not specified the default mount point will be used:
- Tick the Add to FreeBSD FSTAB checkbox if the disk should be added to FreeBSD FSTAB (for FreeBSD virtual servers).
- Indicate the file system - ext3 or ext4 - for Linux based VS.
Click the Add Disk button to finish.
- If you choose a Solidfire data store, the minimum disk size will be regulated by Solidfire Data Store Zone settings.
- If virtual server and the control panel server belong to different networks, the hot attach transaction will fail.
- If an additional disk has been created without the require format disk option and formatted/partitioned in another way, resize disk action may work incorrectly. Use the require format disk option when creating an additional disk, otherwise use disk resize option at your own risk.
- To be able to take incremental backups for virtual server’s disk, you must mount this disk to FSTAB (either Linux or FreeBSD) and specify the proper mount point manually.
- You cannot back up Swap disks.
- When you add a new disk to a virtual server, it automatically becomes available to that server.