Would you like to learn how to Resize a Windows Virtual machine Disk on Vmware ESXi? In this tutorial, we are going to show you all the steps required to expand the virtual disk of a Windows virtual machine on a Vmware ESXi server.
This tutorial was tested on Vmware ESXi 6.5
This tutorial was tested on Vmware ESXi 6.7
This tutorial was tested on Windows Server 2012 R2.
Caution! Resize Windows Partitions has the potential to cause loss of data.
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Tutorial - Expand Disk on Vmware
First, you need to access the Vmware web interface.
Open a browser software, enter the IP address of your Vmware ESXi server and access web interface.
On the prompt screen, enter the administrative login information.
After a successful login, the Vmware dashboard will be displayed.
On the Vmware Dashboard, Access the Virtual Machines menu Menu.
Select the desired virtual machine.
Click on the Actions button and select the option named Edit settings.
On the Vmware properties screen, expand the Disk size to the desired value.
After finishing your configuration, click on the Save button.
In our example, we increased the disk of the Ubuntu virtual machine from 16GB to 25GB.
Congratulations! You have finished the disk expansion on the Vmware ESXi server.
Tutorial - Expand Disk on Windows Virtual Machine
Now, you need to expand the disk partition on the Windows Virtual machine.
To expand the disk on the Windows virtual machine, you need to open the Disk management application
Right-click on the desired disk partition and select the Extend volume option.
On the Volume extension screen, add the desired disk space and click on the Next button.
The system will apply the desired configuration and resize the Windows partition as instructed.
As you can see, the Windows partition went from 30GB to 35GB.
Congratulations! You have successfully resized a Windows virtual machine partition.