You can create an independent disk and attach it to a virtual machine at a later stage.

To create an independent disk, you must specify its name and size. You can optionally include a description and specify a storage profile to be used by the disk.

Prerequisites

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

Procedure

  1. On the Virtual Datacenters dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore and under Storage, select Independent Disks from the left panel.
  2. Click New.
  3. Enter a name and, optionally, a description of the disk.
  4. Select the storage policy from the Storage Policy drop-down menu.
  5. Enter the size of the independent disk in bytes.
  6. Select the bus type and subtype, from the Bus Type and Bus Sub-Type drop-down menus, respectively, and click Save.