Have you ever wanted to resize a disk in a VM and wondered how insanely painful that would be? After all, from the old days of platter-based spinning drives in computers (sorry to those of you still living in those days), before SANs with resizable LUNs, file-backed VMs, and other marvels of recent times, disks didn’t magically resize themselves unless it was to get smaller because they were breaking/broken. As a result, OS’s have learned to handle bad sectors by avoiding them, but growing the current, running disk just seems eerie to me every time I want to do it. Apparently I’m old.
Tag: Virtual Disk
October 30, 2013 10:09 am4,362 views
June 3, 2009 6:47 pm20,450 views
Rajesh Battala explains how to add additional virtual hard disks and get them to work inside the Guest OS in a VMware virtual environment.
August 25, 2007 5:02 am5,720 views
Tom Sandholm explains how to mount a specific partition of a Xen file-backed virtual disk from the host OS.