I have a little problem, I cannot resize the disk size on some of my vm's.
I tried yesterday on two and that worked fine, tried to day (different vm) and it's not work out so well for me.
I first shutdown the vm, rightklick, change the size to 20Gb from 4Gb and press OK.
when I then rightklick on the vm after pushed OK the size is still 4Gb (I don't mean in windows, in VI client).
thnx for help.
As a workaround, you can log on the host and use the vmkfstools command. it works well.
root#vmkfstools -X 20G <vmdiskname.vmdk>
Ofcourse after doing this,you need to expand the disk from within the Guest OS. Disk part or disk manager for windows OSes.
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Be sure that the vm does NOT have an active snapshot, before using this command on the console!
vCenter checks for this condition where the vmkfstools command does not!. Therefore i recommend to allways resize through vCenter/VIC
-Arnim van Lieshout
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