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Failed to extend disk : One of the parameters supplied is invalid. (1)

I'm in the process of extending a disk and I get this error "Failed to extend disk : One of the parameters supplied is invalid. (1)"

I'm in the .vmdk directory giving the absolute path the VM is off. I have also started the VM to ensure it is valid prior to shutting it down and trying the extend disk....

vmkfstools -X 8000m /vmfs/volumes/EMC_Store1/RHEL5_Test/RHEL5_Test.vmdk

thoughts?

Grant

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williambishop
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also, you might find it easier to use the vmkfstools -X 8G.

Don't forget you'll still need a utility in the OS to expand the volume.

--"Non Temetis Messor."

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Dave_Mishchenko
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Is 8000m the final size that you want the VMDK to be, or is it the amount you want to extend it by? You should specify the final size that you want the vmdk file to be.

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That might be the root cause. I thought that it was the additional size not the final size. The current size of the VM is 8GB...Will try a larger size.

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grant

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also, you might find it easier to use the vmkfstools -X 8G.

Don't forget you'll still need a utility in the OS to expand the volume.

--"Non Temetis Messor."
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Dave_Mishchenko
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Just for the benefit of others who might look at this post - I received this on a VM on ESX 3.0.1 and the problem was that the virtual hardware for the VM was not upgraded when it was moved from ESX 2.5. The VMDK had been imported properly with vmkfstools, but the vmx had just been copied over.

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