I have a running ESX4 vcenter with two ESX hosts using vMotion. The ESXConsoles are vmdk files on the local storage. One of my servers has 1TB of local storage but a 1MB block size which limits the file size to 256GB. Here is the info I got from VMWare using the vmkfstools command:
For ex: vmkfstools -i /vmfs/esxpublic/testvm2.vm
dk /vmimages/testvm2.vmdk. and the link to this
I tried that and got the Lock File Error, I think its because the ESXConsole is currently running. I don't know much about VM but I can follow directions. How can I get the virtual image of the console moved to the SAN so I can format the local datastore with a 4MB block to use the 1TB for other files?