Contributor
Contributor

Used vmkfstools to extend an IDE disk, does not show in vCenter.

Hi,

I found that a server I needed to expand the disk on used IDE, had no time to convert it, so used the vmkfstools in shell to extend the disk, worked like a charm and server is up and running with the resized disk.

My problem is that I cannot see the new size of the disk reflected on the webinterface or vCenter. (Still says 40Gb resized to 55Gb)

Have I messed up or is there a fix to get vCenter to see the correct size of the disk again?

Command used: vmkfstools -X 55g <diskname>.vmdk

Best regards

Bjarne

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Commander
Commander

Does the OS see the new disk space?

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Contributor
Contributor

Yes it does, the disk is extended in windows and it has used some of the space provided already.

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Commander
Commander

Do a rescan on your datastores, this shouldn't matter, but maybe it will re-detect the size.

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