1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 26, 2018 5:15 AM by NaZou88

    How do we increase the size of a root partition on vcsa 6.5...https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2145603 doesnt seem to work for vcsa6.5

    hezronm Lurker

      Trying to increase the root partition of a vcsa 6.5 but getting hiccups. Following https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2145603 doesnt seem to work for vcsa6.5. Any help?


      The URL below is the technique that I used to extend the /dev/sda3 partition in VCSA ESX v6.0.



      However, this technique doesn’t work in ESXi v6.5.  It appears that the version of FDISK in VCSA ESXi v6.5 has changed.  It no longer recognizes the partition properly and there is no option ‘a’ to toggle the bootable flag on /dev/sda3.  See attached screenshots.



      After increasing the size of vmdk1 for the VCSA in the vCenter, I’ve tried running both of the following commands:

      • vpxd_servicecfg storage lvm autogrow
      • /usr/lib/applmgmt/support/scripts/autogrow.sh


      Both commands complete without any errors, but the size of /dev/sda3 never changes.




      1. P.S.

      I’m growing to grow /dev/sda3 to 24G.


      root@localhost [ ~ ]# df -h

      Filesystem Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on

      devtmpfs 7.9G     0  7.9G   0% /dev

      tmpfs 7.9G   16K  7.9G   1% /dev/shm

      tmpfs 7.9G  704K  7.9G   1% /run

      tmpfs 7.9G 0  7.9G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup

      /dev/sda3 11G  6.3G  3.8G  63% /

      tmpfs 7.9G  1.5M  7.9G   1% /tmp

      /dev/mapper/netdump_vg-netdump 985M  1.3M  932M   1% /storage/netdump

      /dev/mapper/dblog_vg-dblog 15G  102M   14G   1% /storage/dblog

      /dev/mapper/seat_vg-seat 25G  327M   23G   2% /storage/seat

      /dev/mapper/autodeploy_vg-autodeploy 9.8G   23M  9.2G   1% /storage/autodeploy

      /dev/mapper/db_vg-db 9.8G  108M  9.2G   2% /storage/db

      /dev/sda1 120M   27M   87M  24% /boot

      /dev/mapper/updatemgr_vg-updatemgr 99G   74M   94G   1% /storage/updatemgr

      /dev/mapper/log_vg-log 9.8G  417M  8.9G   5% /storage/log

      /dev/mapper/imagebuilder_vg-imagebuilder 9.8G   23M  9.2G   1% /storage/imagebuilder

      /dev/mapper/core_vg-core 50G   52M   47G   1% /storage/core

      root@localhost [ ~ ]#