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expand virtual disk across multiple datastore

Posted on 2016-09-23
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Hi Experts,

I have a VM (windows server 2012) with Virtual drive (D) of 12 TB and I've created new data store (14 TB) and would like to expand drive D and add that 14 TB to it.

please advise

Michael
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So do you want to create a 12TB + 14TB virtual disk e.g. a total disk size of 26TB ?

e.g. expand the current drive D to 26TB from 12TB ?

because for that purpose, it would have been recommend and better to expand the current datastore, by 14TB, not create a new datastore.
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Dell Equallogic volume size is limited to 15TB and hence datastore  is 15TB.

P6210 is the model running out dated FW 7.1.1.

yes 26TB for drive D
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Okay, then this becomes a more tricky and is not recommended.

You would need to create a new virtual disk on the new datastore, and then using Disk Management in the OS, create/expand a dynamic disk, and add the new disk to the existing disk.

No beware, if any virtual disk failed or was unavailable, the entire OS disk would fail.
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part  add the new disk to the existing disk. how would one do this? - might be trivial but i  have not done this before.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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You need to use Disk Management in the OS, and select Add/Expand, and expand across the new disk.
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