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Hey guys...converted physical to virtual...physical had raid and c and d drive so when converting to VM now the VM is showing 2 drives within windows....which should....i dont need all the storage for those 2 drives and wanted to shrink partitions..when i go to edit settings in VM i see that it shows up as one hard drive of 1 terabyte...so both C and D drives are 500gb large...i wanted to make C 100gb and D 300gb...anyway to do this...i notice i can change 1 terabyte to say 600gb but would this then make C and D Drives 300gb a piece...thanks for any help....
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either re-do the P2V conversion, and make the changes you need for the partition sizes, or complete a V2V.

using ...VMware vCenter Converter Standalone

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5

This is the ONLY supported method of shrinking disks in VMware vSphere ESXi.
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will this recognize each drive and let me resize both drives to my desired capacity...thanks for your help...
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Yes, it will as part of the process.
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do i need to shutdown VM i want to convert to VM and run that utility from another machine...when going to convert VM is says cant convert a running machine..thanks

after the conversion process will i want to delete the original vm machine...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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If you are converting the VM, you will need to install Converter on the VM (Best Practice), and once you have your new copy, delete the old VM.
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thanks worked great....
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