Solved

How to increase the size of an RDM disk in vmware esxi 5.1 vm's

Posted on 2013-06-03
5
3,631 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-04
I have a lun created with a san which is 1500GB. I have increased the size now to 2000GB.
How do I get this new size to show up in the vm which is using the rdm disk?
0
Comment
Question by:vmich
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
xtermie earned 500 total points
ID: 39216521
0
 
LVL 121
ID: 39216525
Re-scan the disk in the OS. Using Disk Management.

You will need to expand the disk, in the OS.

see my Article for methods

HOW TO:  Resize a VMware (VMDK) Virtual Disk
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:vmich
ID: 39216536
well the disk that I have are RDM so the rescan will not work with these to see the new size that I changed via the san..
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:vmich
ID: 39216794
So it looks like I need to power down the vm and then remove the rdm disks and then add them back in for it to see the extra storage correct?
Also, I guess since the disk are mbr on the windows side, the largest disk I can have is 2TB correct?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:vmich
ID: 39219854
solved
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Last article we focus in how to VMware: How to create and use VMs TAGs – Part 1 so before follow this article and perform the next tasks, you should read the first article how to create the TAG before using them in Veeam Backup Jobs.
In this article we will learn how to backup a VMware farm using Nakivo Backup & Replication. In this tutorial we will install the software on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.
Teach the user how to install ESXi 5.5 and configure the management network System Requirements: ESXi Installation:  Management Network Configuration: Management Network Testing:
Teach the user how to install and configure the vCenter Orchestrator virtual appliance Open vSphere Web Client: Deploy vCenter Orchestrator virtual appliance OVA file: Verify vCenter Orchestrator virtual appliance boots successfully: Connect to the …

687 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question