I currently have a lab environment set up with 2 virtual machines running on a server 2012 hyper-v host. One being an esxi machine and one being a server 2008 machine that has the Vsphere management system on it. I am currently trying to figure out why I cannot seem to add more storage to the esxi host itself.
When I set up the esxi virtual machine initially, I configured it with 1 virtual hard disk. Now that I have the system set up I want to add an additional virtual hard disk to the system. So I went into the hyper-v manager in 2012 and added a new virtual hard disk to the second IDE controller on the esxi machine and booted it back up. The issue is that when I take a look at all available storage on the Vshpere management system, that new disk never shows up no matter how many times I try to refresh the system.
Is there some special process that I need to go through to add a new hard disk that is directly connected to the esxi host?