Windows 2008 R2 VM on ESXi host needs to extend C drive. What are the steps in VM and OS?
I have a VM that is Windows 2008 with a 30GB C: drive and this is just too small.
I need to extend it and I'm thinking I likely need to turn it off and extend the C: drive in the VM Settings? I"ve never done it so am wondering if somebody has step by step instructions and then when I boot up what to do in the OS?
-on the VM Edit Settings
-click on the hard drive and change the value from 30 to X GB (X being the size you want to have the drive)
-apply the settings
-login to the windows machine
-open diskmgmt.msc (disk management)
-beside the C drive you should see "unallocated space"
-right click the C drive and click extend
-click next to confirm
-the drive will extend
You can verify this is disk management and also under windows explorer as well.