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Growing vmfs datastore on HP EVA

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Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Growing vmfs datastore on HP EVA

Hello all,
just wondering, has somebody here real experience with growing VMFS datastore running on EVA's ? We are closing to run-out-of-space point and want to perform increase of EVA's lun, then grow datastore in ESX4 storage configuration. According vmware guide at http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_40_esx_server_config.pdf it should be pretty smooth (we did it many times on real windows and linux luns on our Eva6000), just want to hear somebody did it already... :)


thanks for posts

Jan
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Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Growing vmfs datastore on HP EVA

I have done it more than once ;-)
Just expand the virtual disk, rescan so that the server(s) pick up the new size and then INCREASE the datastore.

Maybe rescan again to make sure the other servers have picked up the new datastore size. I like to check twice...
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Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: Growing vmfs datastore on HP EVA

Hello Uwe,
I increased LUN on EVA, is visible in vmware, but I can not choose device for expanding... Pretty strange, am I doing something wrong? See attachments.

Jan
Oscar_Maimó
Regular Advisor

Re: Growing vmfs datastore on HP EVA

Jan:
I think that you are growing the datastore from vcenter. That's why it didn't work. You should enlarge the datastore directly from ESX/ESXi server. Don't worry. I have done this a lot of times.
Submit your points if this solved it.
Greetins
Oscar
http://oscarmaimo.blogspot.com
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Growing vmfs datastore on HP EVA

I have increased datastores through vCenter.
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Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: Growing vmfs datastore on HP EVA

ahh, I want to this via GUI, so I wait for support engeneer... it should work as Uwe wrote...

Jan
Oscar_Maimó
Regular Advisor
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Re: Growing vmfs datastore on HP EVA

Jan:
When I said "directly to ESX/ESXi" I meant through the GUI. Please check this:
http://communities.vmware.com/message/1545092
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Growing vmfs datastore on HP EVA

I think Oscar suggested to connect the vSphere client to the ESX server directly. Don't forget a global rescan.
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Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: Growing vmfs datastore on HP EVA

Oscar - direct hit, vCenter GUI was the issue, full points.
Jan
Oscar_Maimó
Regular Advisor

Re: Growing vmfs datastore on HP EVA

Exactly Uwe, through the client. Of course if you don't do the rescan you won't see the new added storage
Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: Growing vmfs datastore on HP EVA

Solved by groving datastore through GUI connected directly to one of ESX's servers, working perfectly, very fast, everything OK.

Thanks for cooperation!

Jan
Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: Growing vmfs datastore on HP EVA

btw, rescan was not needed..