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VMware vCenter Server Appliance - System Storage Usage is 100%

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I believe my replication has stopped due to my VMware vCenter Server Appliance - System Storage Usage is 100%.

I've attached a screen shot for your review.

When I go to the Hard Disk properties of the vCenter5.5 I have the space to expand it, but not sure if this is the right way to go.

How do I expand the drive that the System Storage Usage resides on?

I've attached screen prints for your review.vCenter1Localdis1prop.pngvCenter1.png
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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there is a specific procedure you must use o expand the virtual disks on vCenter Server Appliance 5.5.

basically, you DO NOT, expand the disk, you add another disks, and then use fdisk etc

It's detailed here

Increasing the disk space in vCenter Server Appliance 5.x (2056764)
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by:NJ-EWhite
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Even if I have available space, I have to add a new hard drive to the appliance?
I'm going to assume the appliance space cannot be altered like the vm's.

The 5 disks that are in there are of 900gb.  Do I have to stick with the another 900gb or can I add a disk with more space?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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the supported method is to add another virtual disk of size required to expand by, I would expand in small increments.
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I would like to thank everyone who assisted me in to getting my storage down from 100%, but I found a forum that allowed me to do it without adding a new disk to my appliance.

I've tried it and my System Storage went from 100/% down to 10%.

I've attached the forum as well, I hope it helps out future techs who run in to the same issue I have.

Thanks again.
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vCenter---How-to-Increae-the-Size-of.pdf
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it's just not supported!
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It helped me resolve my issue.
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