Ron Kaye Jr on 28 Dec 2009 16:17:44 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] VMware ESXi question...

its been a while

grab a gparted iso
change boot order, boot to iso, expand disk
space should  be seen by OS

the old way ... used vmkfstools (command line)
Ron Kaye Jr

Dec 28, 2009 06:56:03 PM, wrote:
Anyone familiar with expanding disks in ESXi 4.0?

I migrated a VM from Microsoft VM Server using VMware's free converter
tool. The converter has an option to grow the disk (originally was
20Gb, now I want 50Gb) - when I try to grow via the converter - the
conversion always fails. The only way it works is to convert the VM as-
is. I thought once the VM was live in ESXi I could go back and
manually grow it to 50Gb, but the Hard Disk resource option for size
is always greyed out.

When the VM is down, I do "edit settings". Memory and CPU I can
change, but when I click Hard Disk, the size drop down is greyed out.
Just says Disk Provisioning: Thick, Provisioned Size: 20Gb. Maybe
there is an option I missed when doing the conversion.

Any ideas?

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