Well I created virtual server with a single Virtual IDE hard drive (VHD) that ran out of space so I decided I was going to find a way to enlarge it and also switch to SCSI, because I read it was better performing. Well I found alot of post about expanding the hard drive and I will post the details of that in another post.
Here I want to post the steps to switching to a SCSI drive.
- Open the Virtual Server Web Administration site and select configure your specific Virtual Machine
- In the Virtual Machine Configuration windows, select Add SCSI Adapter ID 7
- Make sure you leave your boot disk as IDE disk
- Start your virtual machine
- You should see the following when the adapter is registered "Adaptec AIC-7870 PCI SCSI Adapter". The virtual machine will now be able to boot with SCSI but this SCSI driver is very slow.
- Right-click on the Adaptec driver and select Update Driver
- Choose the Install from a list or specific location and Have Disk options
- Browse to the C:\Program Files\Virtual Machine Additions folder and click OK
- The Microsoft Virtual Machine PCI SCSI Controller driver should now be installed
- Shutdown your virtual machine
- In the Virtual Server Virtual Machine configuration select hard disks in the configuration section
- Change your boot hard disk to the SCSI ID 0
- Click OK
- Start the virtual machine