• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 3270
  • Last Modified:

VMware issue while extending a disk through VMKFStools

I am using ESX3.X. I tried to extend a disk using VMKFSTOOLS but I can't as I am getting the  error Message as:

Failed to extend disk: One of the parameters supplied is invalid (1)

I used the following command:
vmkfstools -X 20G <v.VMDK>

I really wonder as I have done this many times without error. I really want to know what is the real cause for this issue and how can I resolve this. Thanks
0
jmohan0302
Asked:
jmohan0302
  • 5
  • 2
1 Solution
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
remove any snapshots?
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
otherwise try VMware Converter, to increase the disk and partition in once process or procedure.
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
are you trying to reduce the size of the disk?

You must specify the size you want like to Extend To and not how much you want like to Extend By.
0
Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
jmohan0302Author Commented:
There is no snap shots. The other thing is I can use VMware convertor but the size of the VM is too big so it will be time consuming. I think the VMDK file is imported from ESX2.X. So I think it should be first converted with:
vmkfstools -M <diskname>

Please let me know does the converting the disk will cause any Data Loss?

Thanks
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No conversion does not lose and data.

if it's imported from 2.5, you will need to use -M
0
 
Danny McDanielClinical Systems AnalystCommented:
cat out the descriptor file to see what version its in.  'cat vmname.vmdk'
0
 
jmohan0302Author Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Got enough info
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If this question has been helpful, please close and assign points.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Office 2010

This course will introduce you to the interfaces and features of Microsoft Office 2010 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. You will learn about the features that are shared between all products in the Office suite, as well as the new features that are product specific.

  • 5
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now