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Increase ESX Replicated Lun on EVA5000

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Ian Dennison_1
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Increase ESX Replicated Lun on EVA5000

I have been asked to increase the size of an ESX (VMWare) LUN that is replicated. Do I need to break the replication beforehand, or will it handle the size increase automatically?

The CA Admin PDFs don;t contain anything that I can see on this.

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Eric SAUBIGNAC
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Re: Increase ESX Replicated Lun on EVA5000

Hi Ian,

we deed it recently, with eva 4000 - xcs 6.0 - commandview 6.(???) - CA : increasing size of the master vdisk automatically increases the size of the replicated LUN.

Don't know with hsv110 controleurs, but why don't you make a try with a DR Group you create specically for test ?

Hope this will help

Regards
Eric
Uwe Zessin
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Re: Increase ESX Replicated Lun on EVA5000

The EVA will do it without a problem, but you cannot expand an existing VMFS partition. The only way is to add another partition to the expanded virtual disk and then 'span' the VMFS across both partitions.

You can easily do that with the VI Client. There is a limitation, though: it will create another primary partition, so you can expand a virtual disk 3 times.
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Ian Dennison_1
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Re: Increase ESX Replicated Lun on EVA5000

Thanks.
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