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Could you tell me how to create different disk controller for different disk.
For example I have windows server with  C:  D: E: and F: drives and I want to create one controller for C: , one for D: and one for E: and F:.
And also is it possible to change the settings for already created virtual machine with data on disks.
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you can set the Virtual Device node when attaching a new disk. What exactly is it you are trying to achieve?
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Add a new controller.

Add a new disk and when creating the virtual disk specify the disk ID as 1:0, 2:0 etc

this will create the new disk on that controller.
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So when adding a New Hard Disk, or Change the Current Hard Disk to SCSI Device Node (1:0), (2:0) etc will add a new controller. e.g. Controller1, Controller2 etc
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you can add 4 Controllers per VMControllers in a VM
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Yes as per my first post. You select a new virtual device node (2:0) for example.
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And after creating a new controller and attach existing disk to this controller, can I further change the controller type to Paravirtual
What will be the effect of this operation if possible. SHould I expect any problems with data on disk, or it is not a risk operation?
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Keep the controller to a supported controller within the OS.

and also it is not wise to change the controller of a VM, once it has data on it.
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