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Cant edit HDD settings on virtual machine

Posted on 2014-03-21
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Hi

I have noticed that our server keeps crashing.  I have found that it only has 3gb left on drive C: I have download the vsphere client by browsing to the exsi host ip address and installed but cant change the hdd settings for that VM.  I think it is a version 10 so I believe I need to use the web client however when I browse to the ESXi 5.5 box I don't see the option to install the web client so I can edit.  I do have a vcenter server running on anther VM but when I log into that I don't have any options whatsoever so Idont think its connecting or configured right to talk to the host directly.

Can someone help me to connect to the web client or configure the vcenter so it talks to the host.  

My server is down and as its running SBS2011 it has taken everything down with it and no one can work.  I have attached a copy of the screen when I browse to the host ip.

Thanks

Simon
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by:Abhilash
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Have you installed the VM by adding the disk as IDE device?
If its and IDE device you will not be able to edit the size. Can you paste a screenshot of the edit settings page of the VM?

To connect to web client you need to point your web browser to https://<vcenter-ip>:9443.
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by:cybersi
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Hi Abhilash

I have managed to get vcenter working.  But still cant edit the HDD.  Is there a way I can create a new VM and migrate the old server to it?  I also have Veeam if that helps?

Regards

Simon

PS here is a pic of the hdd settings
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Hi

I managed to reinstall vcenter and get it to connected to the host.  I have also deleted all unwanted data off the datastore.  I have also removed all the snapshots and all replicas rebooted host then went back in to vcenter and it would then allow me to make changes.

Thanks for trying to help anyway.

Regards

Simon
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by:cybersi
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I fixed it myself
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