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Create A Data Disk In The Virtual Machine In Azure






Steps




  1. Click on the virtual machine to go to the detail screen
  2. In the detail screen, click on the "Disks" option from the left-hand side menu
  3. Picture showing the Disks option in the virtual machine

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  4. When you click on the "Disks", a screen will appear to enter the data disk
  5. Click on the "Create and attach a new disk" button
  6. Picture showing the Create and attach a new disk button for attaching the disk in the virtual machine

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  7. Enter the "Disk name" and "Size (GiB)" and click on the "Save" button
  8. Picture showing the section for adding a disk in the virtual machine

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Configure Data Disk In The Virtual Machine




  1. Login to the virtual machine using RDP
  2. Open "Server Manager" → "File and Storage Services"
  3. Picture showing the File and Storage Services option in the Server Management tool inside the virtual machine

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  4. Go to the "Disks" option
  5. Picture showing the Disks option in the File and Storage Services of the Server Management tool

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  6. Here, you can see the new disk (marked as Unknown). Right-click on the disk and click on the "Initialize"
  7. Picture showing the initialize option in the context menu

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  8. A pop up message will come to confirm that data (if any) will be erased. As we have just created the data disk and we don’t have any data inside the data disk, we can click on the "Yes" option
  9. Picture showing the confirmation message that data will be erased when disk is initialized

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  10. Once the data disk is initialized, right-click on the disk again and click on the "New Volume" option
  11. Picture showing the New Volume option in the context menu

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  12. A wizard will come to create a new volume. In the first window, click on the "Next" button
  13. Picture showing the New Volume wizard

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  14. In the second screen, you have an option to select the server and the disk. Select the server and the disk and click on the "Next" button
  15. Picture showing the New Volume wizard

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  16. In the third screen, select the drive letter and click on the "Next" button
  17. Picture showing the New Volume wizard

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  18. In the next window, you can specify the file system settings. Click on the "Next" button
  19. Picture showing the New Volume wizard

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  20. Finally, we have a confirmation screen. Click on the "Create" button
  21. Picture showing the New Volume wizard

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  22. In the "Results" tab, you can see the progress of the creation of the new volume
  23. Picture showing the New Volume wizard

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  24. Once all the tasks are completed, click on the "Close" button to close the window


Picture showing the data disk created in the virtual machine

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Encryption In Data Disk




Picture showing the encryption of the data disk

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  1. The platform-managed-key encryption means that the encryption key is managed by the platform
  2. This encryption is enabled by default when creating the data disk
  3. Data is first encrypted and then stored in the disk
  4. At the time of reading the data, the data is first unencrypted and then read



Posted By  -  Karan Gupta
 
Posted On  -  Monday, April 19, 2021

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