that is correct, but you do have a "New Disk" wizard in the manager included
for creation of fixed/dynamic/differencing disks. Create an empty VM
"skelett" and attach the disk later which you had created with the wizard.
Btw, I would also like to point you to the Powershell (Hyper-V) Library
where you can configure all these properties via Hyper-V API. this can be
used a.e. in automation/mass deployment scenarios.
Here is an example for creation of an complete new VM :
# Create a VM skelett
New-VM -name testVM -path C:\Hyper-V\testVM\ -server localhost > NULL
# Create new VHD (Fixed with 10GB)
# New-VHD -vhdpath C:\Hyper-V\testVM\testVM_OS_Fixed10.vhd -size
10GB -fixed -server localhost -wait
# Create new VHD and attach to VM "Test"
Add-VMNewHardDisk -VM testVM -controllerid 0 -vhdpath
C:\Hyper-V\testVM\testVM_OS_Fixed10.vhd -size 10GB -fixed -server localhost
# Change VM Memory (RAM) to 2048 MB
Set-VMMemory -vm testVM -memory 2048MB -server localhost > NULL
# Change CPUs
Set-VMCPUCount -vm testVM -cpucount 1 -server localhost > NULL
# Add vNIC (Syntetic) and connect to External Switch called "Public"
Add-VMNIC -vm testVM -virtualswitch "Public" -server localhost > NULL
The powershell library can be downloaded from codeplex : http://pshyperv.codeplex.com/releases/view/38769
"MTD" <MTD@newsgroup> wrote in message
> When creating a new virtual machine in HyperV mgt console, there is no
> to specify what type of disk you want to create - either fixed disk size
> (preferred for SAN storage) or dynamically expanding disk. The wizard
> goes ahead and created a dynamically expanding disk, not good for disk
> alignment whic will cause performance issues when the disk starts growing.
> Microsoft please add an option to choose your disk type!
> Many thanks