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VMWare ESX 3.5: Add Space to Windows Guest OS Disk

Posted on 2009-05-14
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I would like to add space to a Windows 2008 Guest's OS disk.  What's the best way to do this?  Running ESX 3.5.  Thanks.  
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Do you want to add an additional disk or do you want to expand the existing VMDK file ?
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expand existing vmdk
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maredzki earned 2000 total points
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Very simple:
Increase the disk size in VCenter. Go to the VM, open Server Manager -> Storage -> Disk Management and rescan disks. You will see the extra space listed. Right-click on the disk/partition you want to resize and select "Extend Volume". REst is self explanatory.

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