Moving a D drive in VMWare
Posted on 2011-05-05
Running on ESX 4.1, I have a Windows 2008 Server running Exchange 2010 Server. Inside of the Virtual Machine, I have a C drive and a D drive. This entire virtual machine (including both C and D drives) are running on one single RAID 5 storage device.
I want to "move" the D drive so that it is running on a different physical storage device.
Is this possible using VMWare ESX? If so how do I do this? I'm new to VMWare and am trying to learn how the concept of "Windows" drives (like 'C' and 'D') work with physical storage devices.
Do I simply shut down the VM and, using vCenter, "move" drive D? If so how do I do this? and when my Windows Server boots back up (the OS is on the C drive), how will it know how to "find" the D drive?
Hope this makes sense.