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Is it possible to increase the size of a VMFS partition without using extents in ESX 3 U4? All I can see in the server config manual is to use extents.

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AntonVZhbankov
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No, 3.5 can't extend VMFS partition. The only way - create new datastore of desired size, migrate all VMs and delete old.


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AntonVZhbankov
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No, 3.5 can't extend VMFS partition. The only way - create new datastore of desired size, migrate all VMs and delete old.


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VMware vExpert '2009

http://blog.vadmin.ru

EMCCAe, MCITP: SA+VA, VCP 3/4/5, VMware vExpert http://blog.vadmin.ru

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vmroyale
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Hello. The "VMFS Volume Grow" functionality was added with vSphere. With ESX3 U4, you will have to use extents, which is generally not recommended.

Good Luck!

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
Chuck8773
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Not without reformatting. I have done this a few times. Storage vmotion all files. Increase and reformat.

ESX introduces the functionality to increase a VMFS partition.

Charles Killmer, VCP

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