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esxi host, how to increase virtual disk size

Posted on 2014-04-07
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Hello,
I have install esxi host 5.5 in vmware workstation 10 as guest vm, for some reason I need to increase virtual disk for the esxi, I have already expand it in vmware wokrstation and restart the guest esxi, but still teh disk did not get expanded.
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Question by:motioneye
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by:Abhilash
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What is the reason behind expanding the Disk?
When you say ESXi disk, do you mean the separate disk for datastore or the ESXi OS disk?
How did you check that its not expanded?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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Personally, I would trash you existing ESXi 5.5 installation, and re-create a new ESXi 5.5 VM, and create a disk size correctly.

or add a new disk, to the installation, and use this as a datastore.
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by:motioneye
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I'm in the midst of P2v one of the linux mchine, when it comes to disk space requirement, it show me esxi has only 500 despite 900 being allocated in vmware workstation.

I think I will follow suggestion to recreate the esxi host in vmware workstation.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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Although you have extended the disk space in VM workstation, you will need to grow the datastore partition in ESXi.

Select the datastore - Properties, - Increase follow wizard.
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by:motioneye
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Hi,
Problems is I'm not sure how to grow datastore properties... do u have any step of doing that ?
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Select the data store using vSphere Client select the data store right click it properties and select Increase
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