WilliamsPad007
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Extent storage DataStore with disk recently added

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Hi community

I recently added a 300Gb hard drive, rebuilt my RAID5, and now I have more space.
I thought the Datastore would also increase but it is not like that, how could I extend its capacity? As the images show I want to use that storage. Thanks for your suggestions.

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a_p_
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The VMFS partition on the installation drive cannot be modified from the GUI, but only from the command line.
The required steps are explained in https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2002461

If you are unfamiliar with this, or unsure please ask back before you do anything!!!

In case you want/need help, please provide the complete output (pasted as text output, not as a screenshot please) of the following two commands:
partedUtil getptbl "/vmfs/devices/disks/<device-id>"
partedUtil getUsableSectors "/vmfs/devices/disks/<device-id>"

André

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amohammadimir
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Navigate to the datastore section and select increase capacity from the datastore right-click menu.

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/com.vmware.vsphere.storage.doc/GUID-D57FEF5D-75F1-433D...amohammadimir_1-1620532278069.png

 

 

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a_p_
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The VMFS partition on the installation drive cannot be modified from the GUI, but only from the command line.
The required steps are explained in https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2002461

If you are unfamiliar with this, or unsure please ask back before you do anything!!!

In case you want/need help, please provide the complete output (pasted as text output, not as a screenshot please) of the following two commands:
partedUtil getptbl "/vmfs/devices/disks/<device-id>"
partedUtil getUsableSectors "/vmfs/devices/disks/<device-id>"

André

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WilliamsPad007
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Dear @a_p_ 

 

Thanks for the information, I achieved expand the storge with the steps in article.

 

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WilliamsPad007
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Dear @amohammadimir 

 

Thank you for the information.

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