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how to expand a hard drive in a datastore in vmware 3.0

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How do I expand a volume in vmware 3.0? Its a datastore so I'm assuming I need to expand the vmdk file somehow?
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or do you need to Expand the VMFS Datastore?

If you need to Expand the VMFS datastore, first you will need to Extend/Expand the LUN on your SAN.

Once you have completed the LUN Expansion, you need to Create and Add an Extent to the existing Datastore to Expand it.

Click Properies, and click Add Extent.

See here
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1752

and here

ESX 3.x, see the Adding Extents to Datastores section of the ESX Server 3 Configuration Guide.
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After expanding the datastore, and vm disk, you then have to expand it inside the os. Win7 you use disk management, xp you use diskpart cmd line.

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