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I am trying to edit my virtual hard disk but its greyed out.  I rebooted the host and its still greyed out.  Im not using thin client mode or anything.  I usually could just go in and make an increase and done and done.  But now I cannot.
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by:coolsport00
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Is the disk IDE? If so, you need to 1st change it to SCSI.
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by:Danny McDaniel
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ESX(i) or workstation or server?
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Esxi
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try removing the VM from inventory (right-click on it), then browse the datastore to re-add it(right-click on .vmx file).  then try to edit it.
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Is your virtual disk IDE? If so, see: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1016192
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No its SAS
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Ok, so your virtual disk is "SCSI", but the SCSI Controller is LSIlogic SAS?

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yes
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by:Jaydeep_verma
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have you tried to remove the VM from the inventory and add it again to see if the disk can be edited.   If the disk is still showing greyed out then probably there is a vmfs datastore lock on the volume and has to be released first.

the disk can also be edited using vmfstools
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