In this video, learn how to use spare space in an iSCSI LUN to increase the size of an existing datastore in vSphere 6.7.
- [Rick] In this video, I'll show you … how to extend an existing VMFS datastore. … So I'm going to go to storage here, … and I'm going to choose my iSCSi DS3. … This is the datastore that I want to make larger. … So at the moment, if I click on the summary screen, … I can see that my capacity for this datastore … is 9.75 gigabytes, and I've got free space of 8.34 gigabytes … so what I want to do is make this thing bigger. … So I'm going to start by going to my iSCSi storage system, … and expanding the LUN. … The LUN itself has to be bigger … in order for me to expand this datastore … because at the moment, … the datastore is using all of the available space … on that LUN. … So what I'm doing in my live environment … is I'm actually using a server 2016 virtual machine … for my domain controller, … and I'm also using it as my iSCSi server. … This is my iSCSi target where all of my iSCSi datastores … are hosted. … So at the moment, you can see I'm shutting … this virtual machine down. …
Note: This series is also designed to prepare candidates for the VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization 2019 (VCP-DCV 2019) exam.
This course was created by Rick Crisci. We are pleased to host this training in our library.
- Storage performance
- VMFS and NFS data stores
- Connecting hosts and storage with iSCSI
- iSCSI and ESXi 6.7
- Storage DRS clusters
- vSAN disk groups
- Virtual Volumes
- Storage IO Control (SIOC)