Adding a hard drive to the virtual machine

You add a hard drive to the virtual machine for two reasons: 1) Before adding a cache device to the NAS Bridge, you must have an available virtual machine hard drive. 2) If you are upgrading the NAS Bridge, you must add a hard drive to be used as a system drive.

Before you begin

You must be familiar with VMware vSphere and ESXi, and you must have experience managing virtual machines in this environment.

Steps

  1. Sign in to the VMware vSphere Web Client.
  2. Locate the NAS Bridge virtual machine.
  3. Edit the virtual machine settings and add a new drive (called a "disk" in vSphere).
  4. Select the location for the drive and click OK.
  5. Scan the host bus to ensure that the new drive is recognized by the Linux operating system.echo "- - -" | sudo tee /sys/class/scsi_host/host*/scan
  6. Run the lsblk command to verify that the new drive is listed.
    Example
    The drive named sdb has been added.
    lsblk Command Results - Device Added