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using VMKFStools - to extend a disk

using VMKFStools - to extend a disk

using VMKFStools - to extend a disk


Happy holidays!

I am able to putty -ssh (to my ESX backend) and log in.. I am not sure if I need to physically install these vmkfstools separately on the ESX kernel but when I type in "vmkfstools -X /vmfs/volumes/Storage .. or whatever my path is I don't it comes back as "command not found"..

is there a separate install of these tools needed? or perhaps my syntax is off.. is there a dir type command I can use to just validate that these tools are on ESX server console?

sorry for novice question but really need to resize disk space on a vm...

thanks for any support


RE: using VMKFStools - to extend a disk

need to specify the path for the vmkfstools

/usr/sbin/vmkfstools -X ......

RE: using VMKFStools - to extend a disk

Also, please be really careful when using vmkfstools. If you have, for example, a 50GB vmdk and want to add 10GB for a total of 60GB the command is vmkfstools -X 60G /path/name.vmdk if you do vmkfstools -X10G this  will make the entire vmdk 10Gb and you will lose your data. Be really careful with the syntax!!


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