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  • 1.  PROBLEM WITH AN EXTENTED DISK

    Posted Jun 06, 2008 12:53 PM

    Hello I've extended a VMware volume using the "ADD EXTENT" button but I don't see the new size. System still show me the original size.

    Does enybody have the same problem?

    Davide



  • 2.  RE: PROBLEM WITH AN EXTENTED DISK

    Posted Jun 06, 2008 01:01 PM

    On the properties page of the vmfs datastore do your see the new extent in the list of extents? Did you receive any errors?



  • 3.  RE: PROBLEM WITH AN EXTENTED DISK

    Posted Jun 06, 2008 01:06 PM

    yes, I see the two partition but non in the total size. I don't receive eny error, simply the size is incorrect. I attach the differrent size



  • 4.  RE: PROBLEM WITH AN EXTENTED DISK

    Posted Jun 06, 2008 02:59 PM

    As skyenter stated, if you add extent from the GUI, the LUN/partition will be added, but the proper size will not always get recorded correctly. This is a bug, as far as I am concerned. Unfortunately, as skyenter stated, the only way I've found to see the correct space is to reboot your cluster members. It is a pain. I've noticed that if you manually create the partition and add the extent from the command line, it works a little better, but reboot is the sure fire way to get things seen correctly. Thank goodness for DRS and maintenance mode!!!!

    -KjB



  • 5.  RE: PROBLEM WITH AN EXTENTED DISK

    Posted Jun 06, 2008 03:24 PM

    I've reboot one of the 7 server and the correct size was appeared but only for few minutes in all servers. Then the incorrect size appear again.



  • 6.  RE: PROBLEM WITH AN EXTENTED DISK

    Posted Jun 06, 2008 03:27 PM

    You need to reboot all ESX servers because other no-rebooted ESX server provides incorrect size information to VC. :smileysad:



  • 7.  RE: PROBLEM WITH AN EXTENTED DISK

    Posted Jun 06, 2008 06:20 PM

    skyenter is correct. Since it is a shared disk, all servers that have mounted the datastore will need to be rebooted. Once they are all rebooted, a rescan will produce the correct size.

    -KjB



  • 8.  RE: PROBLEM WITH AN EXTENTED DISK

    Posted Jun 10, 2008 12:33 PM

    Resolved with the rebbot of all the esx server.

    Davide



  • 9.  RE: PROBLEM WITH AN EXTENTED DISK

    Posted Jun 10, 2008 12:35 PM

    Great. Can I get points ? :smileyhappy:



  • 10.  RE: PROBLEM WITH AN EXTENTED DISK

    Posted Jun 06, 2008 01:48 PM

    I noticed the issue, too. Even though I ran esxcfg-rescan, it still does not show proper extended size. The best and dirty way to resolve the issue that I took was to reboot ESX host.