A.51 create VirtualDisk

Creates a virtual disk.

Syntax

create VirtualDisk size=value shareable= { Yes | No } sparse= { Yes | No } name=value [ description=value ] on Repository instance

Where instance is:

{ id=value | name=value }

Description

This command creates a virtual disk in a storage repository.

Options

The following table shows the available options for this command.

Option

Description

size=value

The size of the virtual disk in GiB. value can be an integer between 1 and 1000000.

shareable= { Yes | No }

Whether the virtual disk is shareable. Shareable disks have read/write privileges in multiple virtual machines and should be used with caution.

sparse= { Yes | No }

Whether to create a sparse or non-sparse virtual disk.

name=value

A name to identify the virtual disk.

description=value

Optional description for the virtual disk. value is a maximum of 4,000 characters.

To set an empty description, use description="".

{ id=value | name=value }

The instance of the object using either the id or name option, for example name=MyRepository.

Note

Any create command only creates a single instance of an object, and therefore only accepts a single object instance as an attribute. Providing more than one object of the same attribute type as a parameter always results in the last attribute value taking precedence.

Examples

Example A.67 Creating a virtual disk in a storage repository

OVM> create VirtualDisk name=MyVMDisk size=10 sparse=Yes shareable=No on Repository \
  name=MyRepository

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