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:
-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.
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?
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?