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Extend VFFS?

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Hi,

after a clean 7.0.1 install the boot device is up to 128 GB filled with a VFFS and the rest has a VMFS.

I don't need a VMFS on the boot device so i deleted it.

Because i can enable the Host Swap Cache, but i think 112 GB is not very much. And when enabling that for perhaps 96GB i get a alert that the VFFS is nearly full. So when using the additional 128GB and using 128 GB for Host Swap Cache there will still be 112GB free, that sounds good for me...

But in the Virtual Flash Resource Management the free space isn't shown, only a empty disk will be shown.

Is there a way to extend the VFFS to fill up the disk?

Kind regards

Stefan

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I found a solution, this are the commands:

[root@vmsrv01:~] partedUtil get /vmfs/devices/disks/t10.ATA_____Micron_5100_MTFDDAV240TCB_______________________1921222E202A

29185 255 63 468862128

1 64 204863 0 128

5 208896 8595455 0 0

6 8597504 16984063 0 0

7 16986112 268435455 0 0

[root@vmsrv01:~]

[root@vmsrv01:~] partedUtil getUsableSectors /vmfs/devices/disks/t10.ATA_____Micron_5100_MTFDDAV240TCB_______________________1921222E202A

34 468862094

[root@vmsrv01:~]

[root@vmsrv01:~] partedUtil resize /vmfs/devices/disks/t10.ATA_____Micron_5100_MTFDDAV240TCB_______________________1921222E202A 7 16986112 468862094

[root@vmsrv01:~]

[root@vmsrv01:~] vmkfstools --growfs /vmfs/devices/disks/t10.ATA_____Micron_5100_MTFDDAV240TCB_______________________1921222E202A:7 /vmfs/devices/disks/t10.ATA_____Micron_5100_MTFDDAV240TCB_______________________1921222E202A:7

[root@vmsrv01:~]

This KB helped a lot: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1009125?lang=en_US

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I found a solution, this are the commands:

[root@vmsrv01:~] partedUtil get /vmfs/devices/disks/t10.ATA_____Micron_5100_MTFDDAV240TCB_______________________1921222E202A

29185 255 63 468862128

1 64 204863 0 128

5 208896 8595455 0 0

6 8597504 16984063 0 0

7 16986112 268435455 0 0

[root@vmsrv01:~]

[root@vmsrv01:~] partedUtil getUsableSectors /vmfs/devices/disks/t10.ATA_____Micron_5100_MTFDDAV240TCB_______________________1921222E202A

34 468862094

[root@vmsrv01:~]

[root@vmsrv01:~] partedUtil resize /vmfs/devices/disks/t10.ATA_____Micron_5100_MTFDDAV240TCB_______________________1921222E202A 7 16986112 468862094

[root@vmsrv01:~]

[root@vmsrv01:~] vmkfstools --growfs /vmfs/devices/disks/t10.ATA_____Micron_5100_MTFDDAV240TCB_______________________1921222E202A:7 /vmfs/devices/disks/t10.ATA_____Micron_5100_MTFDDAV240TCB_______________________1921222E202A:7

[root@vmsrv01:~]

This KB helped a lot: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1009125?lang=en_US

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