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FusionCloud 6.3.1 Management Plane Hybrid Cloud Guide 05

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Initializing the Data Disk (in the Windows OS)

Initializing the Data Disk (in the Windows OS)

HUAWEI CLOUD EVS disks must be initialized before being used. The UI for initializing data disks varies according to Windows OS series. This section uses Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise as an example to describe how to initialize data disks in the Windows OS.


  • You have logged in to the HUAWEI CLOUD ECS.
  • A data disk has been attached to the HUAWEI CLOUD ECS and has not been initialized.


  1. On the desktop of the HUAWEI CLOUD ECS, right-click Computer and choose Manage from the shortcut menu.

    The Server Manager window is displayed.

  2. In the navigation tree, choose Storage > Disk Management.
  3. In the right pane, a disk list is displayed, and the Initialize Disk dialog box is displayed listing the disks need to be initialized. Select MBR (Master Boot Record) and click OK.

    Figure 5-3 Unallocated disk space

  4. Right-click at the unallocated disk space and choose New Simple Volume from the shortcut menu.

    Figure 5-4 Creating a simple disk

  5. On the displayed New Simple Volume Wizard window, click Next.

    Figure 5-5 New simple volume wizard

  6. Specify the simple volume size as required (the default value is the maximum) and click Next.

    Figure 5-6 Specifying the volume size

  7. Assign the driver letter and click Next.

    Figure 5-7 Assigning the driver letter or path

  8. Select Format the volume with the following settings, set parameters based on the actual requirements, and select Perform a quick format. Then click Next.

    Figure 5-8 Formatting the partition
    Figure 5-9 Completing the partition creation

  9. Click Finish to complete the wizard. Wait for the initialization to complete. When the volume status changes to Healthy, the initialization has finished successfully.

    Figure 5-10 Successful disk initialization

Updated: 2019-01-17

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