VMWARE ESX:  Could we resize storage drive for a VD on a VM server and make it bigger that what it is?

Posted on 2009-12-31
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We have P2V a drive that contained the data for one of the physical servers. The disk is about 300GB and has 50GB still free.

I've notice that we can change the size of the Virtual disk to bigger (vcenter) however it doesn't expand the size of the drive (let's say D: drive) once the system is up and running, instead it creates another partition within the same drive with some the extra storage.

Is there anyway we could resize the D: drive (Virtual Disk) on a VM server and make it bigger that what it is in case we run out of space?

Question by:llarava
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Which Windows are you using? You need to diskpart to extend it in Win2k3 or extend it via disk mgr in Win2k8

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Windows 2k3
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ryder0707 earned 2000 total points
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OK you need to go to command prompt any type diskpart
"list volume" to list all volumes
"select volume X" based on the list shown
then type "extend"
If that is not clear, refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325590
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Sorry typo, you need to go to command prompt and type diskpart

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