Integrating Block Storage on a Server (Windows)

For Cloud Servers running Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2019

If you assign a block of storage to Windows Cloud server, you must then mount it. In this article, we'll show you how.

Requirements:
  • You have created a storage block.

  • You have assigned the storage block to the server.

  • You have logged on to the server as an administrator.

  • Establish a remote desktop connection to your server.

  • Open the Server Manager.

  • Open Computer Management.

  • From the menu bar on the left, click Storage > Disk Management. The assigned storage block is displayed as a disk with the status Unknown. In addition, the associated memory space is not allocated.

  • Right-click on the name of the data carrier.

  • Click Online.

  • Right-click the volume name again.

  • Click Disk Initialization.

  • In the Disk Initialization window, enable the GPT (GUID Partition Table) partition style.

  • Click OK.

  • Right-click on the black area of the data carrier.

  • Click New Simple Volume. The Create New Simple Volumes Wizard window opens.

  • Click Next. The Set Volume Size window appears.

  • Leave the default setting and click Next.

  • Select the desired drive letter and click Next.

  • Optional: If you are using the storage block for the first time, you must format this drive before using it. When you format the drive, all of the data on it is deleted. To format the storage block, select Format this volume with the following settings and select the desired settings.

  • Click Next.

  • Click Finish.

The storage block is now formatted and will be displayed as an additional drive in Windows Explorer.