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Cannot extend disk 0 to disk 1 in Windows 2008 server

Posted on 2013-12-03
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I'm running ESX 5.1 with Win2008R2 as a guest OS.
The HDD 1 is 140GB drive divided into 2 disks.  C is 60gb and D is 80gb.

I add another disk in ESX or 200GB.  They try to extend D to make is 280, but when I right click on D the option to extend is grey.  What am I doing wrong?
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Question by:wannabecraig
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by:Nyaema
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You are better of increasing the size current VMDK.

You will need to shutdown the VM.  Remove the new drive you just added.
Click on the current drive, under utilities, select expand
Then ener the selected size 340 (140+200).  Should then be extend drive D when you power up the VM
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by:wannabecraig
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I removed the drive I just added, didnt need to shut down VM.#
Where is utilities?  I dont see it.
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Nyaema earned 500 total points
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Sorry, those are instructions for WorkStation

On the vSphere client, just click on the specific hard drive  and increase the provisioned size to 340GB.  This only works for SCSI disks. option is greyed out for IDE.
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