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We want to expand out datastore on to seperate physical disk....  Knowing you cannot have two Datastores and expand free space of one on another, i deleted the 2nd data store, and "add extend" which then space n second hard drive showed up

So, ESXI now shows expanded capacity, s i must be on the right track.. Now, the eproblem is how do i expand partition in Windows.. to recognize the extra space? As hard driev capacity is windows is still showing old size

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Windows : 8Gig.

Expanded Datastore: 22Gig (previously around 10)

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Two more procedures to follow, in this order:

1. Increase the size of the virtual disk: Change the Virtual Disk Configuration

2. Increase the size of the Windows partition (exact process will depend on the Windows version and disk type)


Forum Usage Guidelines: https://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-12286
VMware Training & Certification blog: http://vmwaretraining.blogspot.com

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Two more procedures to follow, in this order:

1. Increase the size of the virtual disk: Change the Virtual Disk Configuration

2. Increase the size of the Windows partition (exact process will depend on the Windows version and disk type)


Forum Usage Guidelines: https://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-12286
VMware Training & Certification blog: http://vmwaretraining.blogspot.com

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Did you expand the existing VMFS by adding an extent ?

I highly recommend NOT to use extents. Especially not with ESXi 6 or later !!!

If possible work around using extents - if you lose one extent the chance that you risk the data on both extents is very high.

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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Login in Window VM >>> Open Disk Mgmt >>> Select the Disk which you extended >>>Right Click on that disk and expand it.

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