Understanding storage in Skytap

Skytap allocates storage to VMs from dedicated storage nodes.

  • When you create a VM, storage space from the storage pool is automatically allocated, overwritten, and attached to the VM as one or more virtual hard disks. The storage remains attached to the VM until either the VM or attached virtual hard disks are deleted. The VM can only access data on the attached hard disks.
  • When a VM or virtual hard disk is deleted, the storage space is detached and returned to the storage pool.