You can change virtual hard disk node and mode settings. By default, changes are immediately written to the disk. The data on the disk is saved when you take a snapshot of the virtual machine.

To change the node and mode settings for a virtual hard disk on a selected virtual machine, select Virtual Machine > Virtual Machine Settings, click the Hardware tab, select the virtual hard disk, and click Advanced.

Table 1. Virtual Hard Disk Node and Mode Settings

Setting

Description

Virtual device node

Select the SCSI, IDE, or SATA device identifier to use for the drive. For example, if you select SCSI 0:2, the guest operating system detects the drive as ID 2 on controller 0. You determine whether the virtual disk is seen as a SCSI, IDE, or SATA device at the time that you create it.