Solved: How to add disk in a virtual box VM

To add new disk in Virtual box VM it should be in powered off state.

  • Select the Virtual box VM in which you want to add the disk and power off the VM.
  • Right click on the VM and go to “Settings” .

Select “Storage” .

  • In the right Window you will see two icons with + sign.
  • Hover the mouse on the icon which says “Adds Hard Disk” and click on it.

  • Click on “Create New Disk”
  • Select VDI
  • Select “Dynamically Allocated”
  • Give disk a name and select size.
  • Click Create
  • Click OK

Once the disk is  created start the VM and login to it.

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  • You should now see the new disk in VM.
  • If the disk is not visible run OS commands to scan the disk.

For Solaris execute “devfsadm -Cv” in the OS to scan the disk.

And if you are using Linux follow this post for scanning new LUNs .

Hope this post is helpful to you. Do let us know if you have any query.

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