how to add storage to my ESXi 4.1 host on ML350p G8 server
Posted on 2014-04-29
On my Disaster Recovery Server
I have 12 300GB SAS in a RAID 10 setup installed with ESXi 4.1.
I have numerous replicated VMs on this server. None of these are live /running
I needed to increase storage so that I could create a test environment
I added 4 *300 GB SAS to the server - accessed the array configuration utility
for the server and chose to expand the Logical drive . This took about 4hrs
Now ACU shows me my logical drive but it is the same size as before(1.6TB)
I have 1TB unused space shown also
When I access from vcenter I can see that there is no more space available on my datastore
Now my options seem to be
-from the ACU - extend logical drive - this warns me about size limits for ESXi boot so the max it suggests is 2 TB
If I do extend will this automatically increase the volume of storage that my ESX host can access.
Do I have to do anything to manually increase the size of the volume holding the VMs
How do I access the extra disk space to configure it as a seperate volume