How to Add a Hard Disk to an ESXi Virtual Machine

In an effort to consolidate my homelab, I recently deployed an ESXi host to my main server. There’s been a bit of a learning curve but overall it’s been a pleasant experience. In this tutorial, I will show you how to add a new hard disk to an ESXi virtual machine. (If you're looking for hard drives, I usually use WD Reds that I shuck from a WD Easystore or Elements drive. They're high capacity, well-priced, and reliable.)


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://engineerworkshop.com/2019/08/22/how-to-add-a-hard-disk-to-an-esxi-virtual-machine/