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Increasing datastore capacity on an EMC VNXe SAN for a VMFS datastore

Posted on 2012-09-19
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Last Modified: 2016-02-08
I have a EMC VNXe SAN with VMFS datastores for VMware.  It looks straightforward on how to resize a datastore on the SAN to increase the size.  I just want to confirm 2 things.

1. it does not affect the data on the store by increasing its size.
2. will it disconnect the datastore or render it unusable during the resize process since I have active VM's in that datastore.

Thank you.
Question by:dbllp
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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1. no
2. no

We complete LUN resizes and VMFS datastores resizes daily, in Production times.

But, just make sure you have valid backups of virtual machines on the datastore.

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Thank you for the reassurance.

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Is the same true for NFS datastotes to vmware?

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