adding hard drive space to a VM

I am adding hard drive space to a VMWARE VM server.  I think I know how to do that but what are the steps on the VM itself to allocate the drive space?  Is it in device manager?
mkramer777Asked:
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
You mean within the guest OS itself? If it's windows it's under disk manager. You need to rescan the disk to detect the new space and then extend the partition.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If it's a simple addition, to a single partition

Disk Management > Expand/Extend.

see my EE Article

HOW TO:  Resize a VMware (VMDK) Virtual Disk
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mkramer777Author Commented:
See screenshots.  I added 10 GB to the VM (using vsphere client - vmware) so it went from 350 to 360.  I then went to disk manager on the VM and the extend volumet is grayed out.  What step did I miss and can this be exteneded without distrupting anything?
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
right click on disk management and go to rescan
then extend the volume

can this be exteneded without distrupting anything?

yes
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
extend volumet is grayed out
You have to rescan the disks for Windows to see the change.

Since this looks like SQL, I would still make sure you have a backup *just in case*. I've never had a problem, but an ounce of prevention and all that...
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R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:
Refresh the disk manager again and then extend the partition
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mkramer777Author Commented:
what if it shows the screenshot attached?  Do I need to move around some disk from somewhere else?  What are the steps?  Thanks!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Click Next
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mkramer777Author Commented:
Ha Ha!  OK thanks.
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
I would say that more than one person helped you with this question, but I don't really care that much to file an objection.
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