By: ab

October 30, 2013 10:09 am

4,362 views

LJDT: KVM, Snapshots, and Disk Resizing

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.

Read More



By: battala

June 3, 2009 6:47 pm

20,450 views

How to add Virtual Hard Disks and get them to work inside the Guest Operating System

Rajesh Battala explains how to add additional virtual hard disks and get them to work inside the Guest OS in a VMware virtual environment.

Read More



By: sandholm

August 25, 2007 5:02 am

5,720 views

How to Mount a Specific Partition of a Xen File-backed Virtual Disk

Tom Sandholm explains how to mount a specific partition of a Xen file-backed virtual disk from the host OS.

Read More