manconida
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PROBLEM WITH AN EXTENTED DISK

Hello I've extended a VMware volume using the "ADD EXTENT" button but I don't see the new size. System still show me the original size.

Does enybody have the same problem?

Davide

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weinstein5
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On the properties page of the vmfs datastore do your see the new extent in the list of extents? Did you receive any errors?

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manconida
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yes, I see the two partition but non in the total size. I don't receive eny error, simply the size is incorrect. I attach the differrent size

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skyenter
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I noticed the issue, too. Even though I ran esxcfg-rescan, it still does not show proper extended size. The best and dirty way to resolve the issue that I took was to reboot ESX host.

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kjb007
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As skyenter stated, if you add extent from the GUI, the LUN/partition will be added, but the proper size will not always get recorded correctly. This is a bug, as far as I am concerned. Unfortunately, as skyenter stated, the only way I've found to see the correct space is to reboot your cluster members. It is a pain. I've noticed that if you manually create the partition and add the extent from the command line, it works a little better, but reboot is the sure fire way to get things seen correctly. Thank goodness for DRS and maintenance mode!!!!

-KjB

vExpert/VCP/VCAP vmwise.com / @vmwise -KjB
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manconida
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I've reboot one of the 7 server and the correct size was appeared but only for few minutes in all servers. Then the incorrect size appear again.

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skyenter
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You need to reboot all ESX servers because other no-rebooted ESX server provides incorrect size information to VC. Smiley Sad

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kjb007
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skyenter is correct. Since it is a shared disk, all servers that have mounted the datastore will need to be rebooted. Once they are all rebooted, a rescan will produce the correct size.

-KjB

vExpert/VCP/VCAP vmwise.com / @vmwise -KjB
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manconida
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Resolved with the rebbot of all the esx server.

Davide

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skyenter
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Great. Can I get points ? Smiley Happy

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