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I have a VM on a linux box that needs to have it's drive expanded. The guest OS is XP. What steps do I need to take to expand the hard drive for the XP VM? I have access to the web management and can also ssh to the linux box.

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If you can ssh in to the the host, you can use vmkfstools

The command would look something like this

    vmkfstools –X 20000M

Where the size is the desired total size of the disk.

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After I increase the site of the drive and boot back up the VM would XP automatically see the new space? –  evolvd Jun 27 '11 at 18:03
    
You might have to go into administration tools and resize your partition. –  sreimer Jun 27 '11 at 18:49
    
It's the only drive for that VM (the XP boot partition). I would think that XP might not boot up. I don't have as much experience on linux vmware so I want to make sure I go about this correctly. Thanks for your help. –  evolvd Jun 27 '11 at 20:06
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