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ESXi  - Adding an extra logical drive in server 2003

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Hi

I have a ESXi server (5.1.0) which runs a server 2003 virtual machine.

My server is a : DELL POWER EDGE R620 Drives - 2 X 146GB 3 X 500GB.

My C drive on my virtual server is 100 GB but I cannot see the other. How do I add storage to my server through ESXI?

I need my drives on my virtual to be at lease the same size as the drives below. (C is configuring OK with 100GB (RAID 1)

D:/ TOTAL SIZE 410 GB FREE SPACE - 158GB

F:/ TOTAL SIZE  - 279GB FREE SPACE  - 50.6GB

Any advise would be appreciated.
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Right Click the Virtual Machine, and Click Add Hard Disk, select the required size and the datastore to store this hard disk.

you probably already have a single datastore called datastore1, which is formatted on the first 2 X 146GB disks.

have you created your second datastore on the 3 x 500GB (RAID 5) disks? This datastore should be approx 1TB. Your first datastore will be approx 146GB.

Virtual Machines do not have RAID, but your virtual machine disk, is stored on a RAIDed datastore.
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Thanks for the advice, very helpful. Only one datastore exists, how do I create a new one?
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Click Add Storage
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Storage added - thanks!
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