Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

In this blog, we will show you the steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM through the Azure portal.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Microsoft Azure Subscription.
  • Windows VM

 

ATTACHING DATA DISK

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • We have already created a new VM named az-vm-01 with windows 2012 R2 version. Click on the virtual machines link from the service list.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • From the VM List, Click on the vm named az-vm-01.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • Click on the Disks link.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

Note: Remember that number of data disks allowed is depend upon your virtual machine instance class (plans)

 

  • Now click on the Add data disk option.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • For this demo, we named the new disk as az-vm-01-datadisk. Source type as New (empty disk). Account type as standard (HDD). Size as 1 GB.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • To select the existing storage, click on the browse button.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • We have already created a separate container to store VHD files. Select the VHD container and click on Select button.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • To confirm the change, Click OK.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • To attach the data disk, Click on Save option.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • After few seconds the data disk was attached to the VM.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

CONFIGURING THE DATA DISK

  • Log in to the Azure VM az-vm-01 through RDP. You can find VM IP from the VM overview page.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • Once you logged into the VM, right-click on the start menu and select disk management.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • It prompts us to Initialize Disk, select the disk and click OK.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • To create a new volume, right-click on the disk 2 and select New simple volume.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • It opens a new wizard screen, From the welcome screen click Next.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • Specify the Volume size and click Next.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • Assign a drive letter and click Next.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • Specify a name for this drive, Filesystem type, and select the quick format option. Then click Next.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • Verify the settings and click Finish.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • The new disk is online now.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

 

VERIFICATION

  • Click on start menu and select MY PC.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

  • You can able to see the newly attached data disk as F: drive.

Steps to attach a data disk to a Windows Azure VM

 

VIDEO

 

Thanks for reading this blog. We hope it was useful for you to learned to add a data disk in windows azure VM.



Author: Loges
Logeswaran holds Microsoft certified engineer & solution architect certifications with over 11+ years of experience in the fields of hosting technologies and IMS/Cloud consulting. At AssistanZ, Logeswaran spearheads the strategic planning and execution of the company’s Microsoft based core technologies to Enterprise clients.

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