Increase the virtual disk size of a VMware Virtual Machine
Posted on 2011-03-10
I'm looking to see what my best option is to increase the disk size of one of our disks on a Network File Server (Windows Server 2003).
The drive was created with a block size 1MB and we have now used up over 240GB of the 256GB. I'm looking to allocate more space. I know the block size can be changed by reformatting the VMFS however this is not ideal.
I've been looking at the option of adding an additional virtual disk and spanning the existing disk onto this by converting Basic to Dynamic.
I;'ve tested this on another machine with no problems but i've never tried something like this on a volume of 240GB+
Does anyone know if this is the best option and is there anything i should be aware of that could cause issues? Also is there a way to tell how long this process would take?