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Re: Expand a equallogic volume

First you indeed go to the space tab of the settings/properties and pick a larger size.

After this, have ESXi on the server (one of them if you are sharing the volume with multiple ESXi hosts (typically for a cluster)) rescan its storage.

Now you go to the properties of the datastore and you should have an option to resize/expand the datastore. Follow the wizard (generally just click next till you can click finish) and the datastore should be resized in a few seconds.

Now you can go to the VM settings and either add another drive and mount this where you need it, or resize an existing drive for the VM and use a partition manager (or volume manager) of your choice to resize the partition in the guest OS.

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