How to – Increase VMFS datastore with vSphere Web Client

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By | 4 May 2017

A quick article to see how to increase VMFS datastore with vSphere Web Client.

In a previous article, we had seen how to increase the capacity of a disk within a virtual machine. Today we will see how to increase the size of a datastore, in order to add VM or increase the size of these.

/!\ To expand the datastore you must be increase your LUN in your SAN before to increase in your vSphere environment /!\

Increase VMFS datastore with vSphere Web Client

  • Select “Storage

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  • Choose your datastore

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  • Go to :
  1. Manage tab and “Settings
  2. Select “General
  3. Click to “Increase

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  • Here you can see the LUN properties, click ‘Next’

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  • In this step, you can see the Maximum space available. You can select the size that you want increase via the slider

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  • In the last step, you can see a summary of wizard. Click finish to increase your datastore !

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  • In the tasks pane, you can see the task “Expand VMFS datastore, and another “Rescan VMFS” ! That’s all !

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Hi ! I’m Maxime. Founder and independant author of I have worked in service IT since 3 years ago, after a 5 years’ internship. Via this blog, I would like share and discuss with you on new technologies, especially on virtualization and VMware.

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