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Add virtual hdd on another datastore - works with vSphere Client, not with web interfaces

I am currently running the ESXi Hypervisor (free version) on a HP Microserver Gen8. Everything is working fine, but today i ran into a problem.

When i tried to add another virtuell hdd to my VM (Fedora 64bit) it did not work as expected. Here are the steps i did:

-Shutdown VM

-Add another hdd in settings, location on different data storage (hdd instead of ssd)

-Save settings, start system.

When i did this, the new virtual hdd was added in the same storage on the ssd in the same folder as my first hdd.

I tried it multiple times, every time i select the different data storage, but the hdd is created on the ssd next to the first hdd-file.

Then i started my trial version of the vSphere Client and it worked after the first try.

Is this a common / known problem or a limitation of the free version?

Any hints what I did wrong.

Thank you,

J.

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First - you do not need to shutdown VM once adding HDDs.

Second - I do not have Free version installed right now but did you set the location of the new HDD?

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Martin Gavanda https://martingavanda.com https://learnvmware.online
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Thank you for your reply. When using the Windows Client this is working without any problems as you descriped it.

hen i try the same thing using just the web-client of the esxi hypervisor, it always puts the new disk in the same folder as the first one.  Could you give me a hint why i can't do this with the web interface?

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If you are talking about ESXi Embedded Host Client – VMware Labs it is not 100% production ready - its just a fling....

Martin Gavanda https://martingavanda.com https://learnvmware.online
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