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virtual machine keep pausing

Posted on 2013-01-19
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Hi Experts ,

I have 2 hyper-v server 2008 R2 clustered. one of my VM keep pausing with an error of "running out of space" .

inside my VM I have a C: drive of 150GB and 79GB free.

under my array the drive mapped to my cluster for this VM is 150GB big .

when looking at my cluster shared volume I see my drive but only 100GB , so I realized that I am missing 50GB , so I looked at the disk management and I do see my disk allocated for 100GB and 50 GB unallocated , how can I expand my disk to grab the 50GB unallocated?
obviously I made a mistake when I created it ,

I am glad it happened on this VM as it is only used for system center essentials so if it goes down it doesn't really affect my users , but I still need to fix it.


Also I would like to understand the following :
when I create a VM I usually create a drive that I bring in my cluster shared volumes, and then I save the virtual machine and the vhd file in this volume ( and each vm has its own drive) , I thought the configuration of the vm would take only few meg and the rest should only be on the vhd file but apparently I have my vhd file and also a folder called virtual machines with 2 files in it;1 bin file that is about 10 gig and a vsv file that is 20 meg.

Can someone clarify that and also help me on fixing my drive by expanding the disk?

Thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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right click the partition in disk management and select extend volume to grow the partition into the unallocated disk space

see step 5 for a screenshot in my EE article

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/A_10302-HOW-TO-Resize-a-Virtual-Disk-Partition-after-Virtual-Disk-Expansion.html
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Thanks for your prompt response , but it is grey out (look at my attachment)
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because they are reserved and have no drive letter.

have you tried both clustered nodes?
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by:taverny
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same thing on the other cluster node.
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I tried to put the drive offline in the cluster and it is still not accessible in disk management .
Should I delete it from the cluster?
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Well, I guess I was able to do it.

here is the procedure I did:

I shut down the VM, clicked on the disk and took the resource offline, then removed it from cluster shared volumes, then under storage I clicked on " take this resource offline" and  then I had to delete it from the available storage section under the cluster. Then I was able to extend it under Disk Management.

Then I had to go to storage under the cluster and click on add a disk , then went to cluster shared volume and click add storage, then I had to rename the folder where it created it under clusterstorage folder otherwise the vm wouldn't start.


can I ask you how you organize your folder for the vms? I thought I would be safe to store everything for a particular VM on one drive with a vhd slightly smaller to my drive to accommodate the config file, but I didn't expect to see a 10gig file for this bin file that is under the same folder.
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