To increase the virtual disk size the VMFS datastore has to be formatted with the appropriate block size (see http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1012384) and there must be no snapshots on the VM.
BTW: I deleted the other two duplicates of this post.
i have the same issue with him
the disk provision is greyed out
the datastore has plenty of space,so it wont be an issue
i have even vmotion to another datastore,to ensure it was not due to datastorage issue
then i googled and this might due to server has snapshot on it
but i found out that even a snapshot is greyed out
i have compared with its similar server settings
but the option is not greyed out
same scsi bus setting
same thick provision setting
please help anyone
Can you confirm:
- the VM has been cleanly powered off (not suspended)
- the VM does not have any snapshots
If yes, please download the vmware.log as well as the .vmsd file from the VM's folder on the datastore and attach them to your next post.
The presence of a snapshot will not allow you to upgrade a disk. Delete the snapshot and you will find that the Disk Provisioning option will become available. Increase this to whatever size you need then boot the virtual server off the GParted 0.12 Live CD and increase the partition to fill the new disk allocation.
I use this method on all my Windows servers and it works 100% of the times.
quite sure it was turned off,though it was from GUI. not from command line.
well,i will need to check that and keep it posted here.