I agree but whatever I did to rescan the SCSI drive, I never got the new disk size visible in fdisk, so I was stuck until a first reboot. I’m just a little hesitant to remove it since its part of the standard Red Hat install. I can’t see any purpose for it in a VM since we can expand paritions in other ways – it just adding a unneeded layer. Using physical volume s on command line. Mattias Geniar Friday, June 30, at

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I was very hesitant when LVM become stable before use it in a production system Phisical or Virtual it doesn’t matter. But other than that, I really do not use LVM for anything else.

I thought it was an issue the command not working properly until I realized that the original volume wasn’t lvm at all. Hex code type L to list codes: My question was about extending an existing primary partition on disk without adding disk or partition or PV.

Increase A VMware Disk Size (VMDK) Formatted As Linux LVM without rebooting

Finally perform an online resize to resize the logical volume so the data ewx will change and you are done. You don’t have JavaScript enabled.


VMware allows to extend the size of a virtual disk online – when lcm VM is running. Tuong Huynh Monday, March 7, at Then delete the partition that contains the LVM while still in fdisk. Comment Link Awesome write up, helped me, Just one thing for others who had the same issue I had. Larry Steinke Sunday, July 31, at As an alternative you can delete the eax and recreate it with the exact same start sector. Note; the cylinder values will vary on your system.

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Read here for more details: Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Dave Wednesday, August 10, at Choose your partition number.

All steps are easy to read and follow. Some do, some do not. ChiVu Truong Monday, October 6, at The other answered provided do not address your question, I’ve identified the correct command to rescan an already connected disk.


If that still does not show you the newly created partition for you to use, you have to reboot the server. But when I’ve starded to use it I got same issue – ESX 4.

So I have used lvextend a bit different and it worked: Rups Waqa 11 May Vinod Tuesday, July 5, at Proceed on your own risk. Theerachai Ruangsoong Friday, July 8, at Make sure that everything matches your settings as displayed above.

Afterwards, you can see the newly created partition with fdisk.

Ganesh Tuesday, July 10, at Anthony Wednesday, August 24, at Email Required, but never shown. Once this is done the VM has to be informed about the increase in size. Michael L Tuesday, October 16, at