Extending virtual disk over 1TB (on ESX 3.5)

Written by Pawel Lakomski on Grudzień 14th, 2012

Yes, some people still use ESX 3.5. So please stop laughing and check this out: this is a gentle and informative message you get when you try to extend the virtual disk size (let’s say from 1.4 to 1.5 TB):

Surprise!

Surprise!

Say what? But fine, Google is your friend and here it is – VMware KB: Cannot extend a vmdk over 1TB. A quick quote:

The only way to increase the size of a vmdk beyond 1023 GB in ESX 3.5 using vmkfstools.

Well, thanks a lot VMware! Not cool, bros, not cool…

 

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