ESXi 5: Expanding datastore by extending local array

April 21, 2012 at 21:48 (VMWare) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Recently i extended my RAID 5 array by replacing one-by-one hdd’s with bigger ones and waiting for each to rebuild.

All the instructions are executed on a HP DL360 G6 with an SmartArray P410i controller with only one logicaldisk.

It is highly recommended that you backup all your VM’s before executing a single command – everything worked fine for me but one error in a command could leas to a complete data loss of everything!

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