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Can't increase datastore size in VMWare ESXi 5.1

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The option to increase datastore size is grayed out in vSphere client, when I expected it to be available.

This is an ESXi 5.1 box that was upgraded from 4.1 several months ago. Dell r610 with both internal RAID 5 storage and external local RAID storage (Dell PERC h800 controlling an MD1220 hard drive array). Running fine as v 5.1 for months.  All the data stores are VMSF 5.

datastore_ext is located on the external hard drive array. Last night I successfully added a 600gb drive to the array; the virtual disk increased from 1TG to 1.6TB. VMWare sees the drive as having 1.6 TB, but I don't see a way of expanding the datastore or extent.

The datastore remained intact through the expansion of the virtual disk-- it still functions correctly.

increase datastore size grayed out
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