Add additional hard drive to proxmox

The first step to adding a new hard drive to Proxmox is to run:

fdisk -l

It's likely that you'll see a list of drives in the format:


Next, create a new partition:

fdisk /dev/sda

Press 'n' and hit enter at the 4 prompts to follow. Type w and press enter to write the changes.

Next, create a new volume:

pvcreate /dev/sda1

This assumes that /dev/sda is the drive path from above.

Next, create a volume group. The name chosen here will show up in Proxmox:

vgcreate YOUR-DRIVE-NAME /dev/sda1

Finally, login to Proxmox and peform the following steps to add your drive:

  1. Click on the Datacenter icon along the left
  2. Click on Storage
  3. Click on Add
  4. Select LVM
  5. Insert an ID of your choice
  6. Select the newly created volume group
  7. Leave other options as default
  8. Click on Add

You have now successfully added a new hard drive to Proxmox