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I have two server configured with WMWare ESXI 5. I have added more physical disks to my existing ones but now I want them to be added to the RAIDS to increase them. Where should I go to add the disk to grow my actual space?

Thank you.
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You need to go into the RAID controller and add the disks to the existing RAID set.  Then you expand the RAID container, then you boot to ESXi and increase the size of the datastore.
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by:Seth Simmons
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this is a function of your raid controller - though depending on what you have for hardware it may or may not be possible
what server/controller/storage are we working with here?
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Do you want to add disks to the existing RAID array, this could take many hours to complete if supported by your controller, or do you want to add and create a new datastore?

What is the server?

Is it HP?

Do you have Smart Array controller with a Battery Backup Write Cache controller?

This is not a VMware function, but a server function, you either go into the Storage controller BIOS, or use the Array Utilities.
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by:jpmoreau
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The server is a Lenovo RD240. Do I have to reboot?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Yes, you will need to reboot, and select the RAID Storage BIOS at POST.
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