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how to increase the VM space for linux ubuntu server when space available on datastore

Posted on 2012-03-19
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Installed vm ware vsphere 5 on dell R 710 created two raid hence possible for two datastore in one datastore stored 02 vms of guest OS ubuntu linux server allocated space for both vms are almost utlized but still there is a space available on the same datastore hence increased the vm disk space by clicking on the edit of vm but this has not actually increased the space of VM, think should increase the filesystem or no idea please suggest how to increase the space for the VM, this is production server request you please help me with how to docs. Thanks in advance.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 300 total points
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Resize disk in VMware changes the virtual disk size, but it does not change the OS Partition.


Before making any changes to the partition structure of the disk, ensure you have a full backup, not a snapshot.

1. Resize partition with Gparted Live CDROM

i. Download Gparted Live CDROM (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php).

ii. Upload the cdrom iso to the vSphere ESX/ESXi datastore.

iii. Mount the cdrom or iso on the virtual machine.

iv. Shutdown and restart the virtual machine booting from the cdrom.


v. Select Resize partition.

Here is a Tutorial Walkthorugh of how to resize a partition with a GParted Live CDROM

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/larry/resize/resizing.htm

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-gparted-to-resize-your-windows-vista-partition/
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If you are using LVM filesystems, you should create a new partition, add it to the Volume Group, extend the Logical Volume and then resize the corresponding filesystem.

Another solution is to use a GParted live CD to increase VM disk size.

As this is a very common problem, there are lots of how-to docs in the internet [0] [1]

You should have a backup copy of your VM, in case something goes wrong.


[0] http://expectus.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Increase-VMware-Hard-Disk-Space
[1] http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/howto-resize-vmware-virtual-harddisk-size.html
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