Increase size of disk designated for VMware?

It should be a tab options. But I can’t find it. Even when all virtual machines are shot off.
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What is the VMware product ?

Is the disk IDE ?

Do you have a snapshot attached to the disk ?

see my EE Article


HOW TO:  Resize a VMware (VMDK) Virtual Disk
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gheistCommented:
It is as disk between devices in vm settings...
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
See I don't have any tabs to change settings
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
okay, VMware Player is different....try the following....

select the VM, and then Edit VM Settings on the Right Hand Side, select the Virtual Disk, and select Utilities, and select EXPAND. This will EXPAND the virtual machine disk, and then you will need to EXPAND/EXTEND the OS partition.

This can be done in Disk Management, select the volume and select EXTEND/EXPAND.

(this function is in server only, if you have workstation, you will need a third party disk util)

can you check if you have the following application....

vmware-vdiskmanager.exe

in the player directory....

VMware Player is a cut down version of VMware Workstation, you may not have the option to change the disk size, unless you use VMware Converter, let me know if you have the above file.
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
I don't have the file. It seems like I don't have the proper version to fit my need. What do you suggest?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
did you follow the options above....

select the VM, and then Edit VM Settings on the Right Hand Side, select the Virtual Disk, and select Utilities, and select EXPAND. This will EXPAND the virtual machine disk, and then you will need to EXPAND/EXTEND the OS partition.

This can be done in Disk Management, select the volume and select EXTEND/EXPAND.

(this function is in server only, if you have workstation, you will need a third party disk util)
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
Got it, this will change the VM disk size. But what I am looking to do, increase the amount of disk space and memory I designated for VMware to use from the fiscal machine at the time of insulation.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I've only seen Memory Reservation setting for VMware Workstation in Preferences.

As for defining the amount of disk space for installation, that depends on how many VMs you install.

Upgrade and purchase VMware Workstation.
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gheistCommented:
Memory size is per virtual machine. vmware enforces some sane limit so you keep rest of system working while VMs run. http://www.vmware.com/products/workstation/compare.html#table2
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
I upgraded to VMware workstation 12 player. As you can see in image when running window 10 VM the window 10 VM disk gets to 100% with any use of the window 10 VM.Disk use Even though the window 10 VM hard drive have enough space as you can see in image. VM Hard drive configuration
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
that figure is not disk space its % Utilization across all physical disks e.g. performance of the disk.

Your disk in the host is too slow.....try an SSD.
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gheistCommented:
If your disk works at 2MB/s according to picture it should be checked for SMART fault indications.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1031773
i.e 4500rpm drive means 2VMs running max, and dont even think to open web browser on the host....
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
I changed the herd drive to a SSD and it handles the load purity good
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