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Impossible to modify size of hard drive

Posted on 2013-05-16
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Hi there,
On my ESXi 5.1 server, I try to modify the size of my virtual machine.
When I stop the virtual machine, I am going to “modify parameters “.
Hovewer, hard drive parameters are grise: It is not possible to modify Go.
it is a thin provision with max size (Go) as S/O
Please help me
Thanks,
Regards,
Simlip
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by:x-men
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did you "shutdown" the VM?
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by:simlip
ID: 39171318
Yes, I shutdown the VM
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Make sure:-

1. No Snapshots
2. VM is not using an IDE disk, not supported, only SCSI can be re-sized.

See my EE Article

HOW TO:  Resize a VMware (VMDK) Virtual Disk
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by:simlip
ID: 39171442
I have done a snapshot one week ago.
Do you think that is the reason ?
Thanks,
Regards,
Simlip
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 39171476
Yes, you cannot extend with a snapshot present.
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