After you create a named disk in a VDC, you can attach it to any virtual machine that is deployed in the VDC. You can attach a shared named disk to multiple VMs.


You must have an organization administrator role or disk owner rights.


  1. On the Virtual Data Center dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore and under Storage, from the left panel, select Named Disks.
  2. Click the radio button next to the name of the named disk that you want to attach to a virtual machine, and click Attach.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select a virtual machine to which to attach the named disk, and click Apply.
  4. If you want to attach another VM to a shared disk, repeat Step 2 and Step 3.

What to do next

You can attach more named disks to the VM or detach them as needed.