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Attach an additional LUN for data. Do not partition it. Create a data VG and use the entire disk as PV. For example, vgcreate data /dev/disk/by-id/wwn-0x600224808c29a2f7c33002b425d6da86 Skipping the partition is not a popular thing to do, some people and tools assume partitions. But Linux LVM does not need them. With guest drivers, expanding the LUN will ...


The Resize-VHD cmdlet doesn't exist in 2008 R2's version of PowerShell, BUT there is a way. In Hyper-V Manager GUI, if you power down the VM which uses the VHD, you can then use the "Edit Disk..." Function available in the Actions panel on the right hand side to specify a larger size.


Using LVM makes it really easy to resize the disks on the fly. But most important is to place the partition that is going to be resized at the end of the disk during installation. For example, traditionally swap partitions are placed are the end of the disk. For VMs it's better to place them at the start and the root partition at the end, so you only need to ...

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