Not able to increase the size of the Hard disk on a VM on VMware Vsphere 6.7

lianne143
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Hi

I have installed a new Virtual infrastructure  and have installed vSphere 6.7.0 3
VMware tools has been installed on this server.

The default size of the Hard disk 1 is 40 GB, where the windows OS is installed. I would like to increase the space from 40GB to 100 GB.

I went to Vsphere console and -Powered off the VM - Right click the VM - Edit settings and if i expand the Hard disk 1 and i am not able to increase the  size of the hard disk here.
It show a red stop sign on the mouse cursor.

Not sure why this is happening and is there a way i can increase the space on this Hard disk?


Thanks and any help will be great.
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is there a snapshot attached?

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Hi Andrew

Yes, there was a snapshot and after deleting this snapshot, i was able to expand the disk :)
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very good do not for get to select a solution!

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Thanks Andrew

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