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can not increase vm size in esxi 5.5

Posted on 2014-09-07
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hi all

      I would like to increase the hard disk size in esxi5.5, but it looks like that i cannot modify the HD size, any idea ?

Keith

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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That's because it has a snapshot! Delete the snapshot and you should fine.

Select Snapshot Manager, DELETE ALL.

You cannot increase the size of a virtual disk (vmdk) when it has a snapshot attached, as seen by the -00001.vmdk.

see my EE Articles

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient

HOW TO:  Resize a VMware (VMDK) Virtual Disk
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Actually the snapshot has been removed, but I still can't increase
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Can you re-post the screenshot of the disk settings, now the snapshot has been removed.
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since this vm is in test lab, i have removed and install another one, thx for everyone
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