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Re-size Virtual Machine

10 December 2007

First use VMKFSTOOLS to expand the VMDK file.  Putty onto the ESX box and type

1. vmkfstool – X  10g servername.vmdk

This will expand the file to 10gig.  note. the X has to be uppercase and the vmdk should not be the one that ends with  ‘-flat’.

Mount something like BartPE to the virtual machine and boot from it.  Once loaded open and command prompt and type the following:

2. diskpart

3. list volume (note the number of the volume you want to expand)

4. select volume x (x = the volume number)

5. extend

6. exit

All done!

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