anonimous
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

INCREASE /vmfs/volumes/datastore1

HI

I have ESXi 5.5 installed with 5 HD's in Raid 5.
Now, I would like to put additional 3 HD's.
Is it possible and how it works to increase existing /vmfs/volumes/datastore1, instead of creation an additional datastore?

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a_p_
Leadership
Leadership

I assume your RAID controller supports expanding the RAID set and the logical volume!?

If the VMFS datastore is located on the boot drive, you can't resize it from the vSphere Client GUI, but need to resize it from the command line (see http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2002461) Please make sure you have a backup of the VMs in case something doesn't work as expected.

Also keep in mind that with some RAID controllers volume sizes of >2TB are not supported (see e.g. http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2006942)

André

lakshya32
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Hi

Welcome to the communities.

Is there nay error while extending the storage.

Please follow below KB to resolve this ./p>

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=101766...

King_Robert
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

it is possible through third party software and tool (Partition Manager). but make sure just take backup of VMs before proceeding.

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