With the device management workflows, you can manage the devices that are connected to a virtual machine or to a host datastore.

To access these workflows, navigate to Library > Workflows and enter the vcenter, virtual_machine_management and device_management tags in the workflow search box.

Workflow Name Description
Add CD-ROM Adds a virtual CD-ROM to a virtual machine. If the virtual machine has no IDE controller, the workflow creates one.
Add disk Adds a virtual disk to a virtual machine.
Change RAM Changes the amount of RAM of a virtual machine.
Convert disks to thin provisioning Converts thick-provisioned disks of virtual machines to thin-provisioned disks.
Convert independent disks Converts all independent virtual machine disks to normal disks by removing the independent flag from the disks.
Disconnect all detachable devices from a running virtual machine Disconnects floppy disks, CD-ROM drives, parallel ports, and serial ports from a running virtual machine.
Mount CD-ROM Mounts the CD-ROM of a virtual machine. If the virtual machine has no IDE controller and/or CD-ROM drive, the workflow creates them.
Mount floppy disk drive Mounts a floppy disk drive FLP file from the ESX datastore.