You can change virtual hard disk node and mode settings.

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. By default, changes are immediately written to the disk.

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.