VMWARE Lab's

VMware Lab 11: Managing VMFS Datastores

Task 1: Change the Name of a VMFS Datastore

Here I  will rename my VMFS datastore’s.

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Next step is to Create 2 new Large Luns,

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Task 2: Create a VMFS Datastore for ESXi Host

So here we are going to create a new data store this time selecting VMFS and using one of the Large Luns we have just created. Changing the datastore from 17gigs to 20gigs per the requirements for this lab.

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So we do this twice and create VMFS -06 and VMFS-07 as shown below.

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Task 3: Expand a VMFS Datastore to consume Unused Space on a Lun

So for this, we need to expand the datastores compacity.

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Task 4: Remove a VMFS Datastore

Here is where I need to delete off the second data store that I have made for the lab.

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Task 5: Extend a VMFS Datastore

Here is where we will increase the storage size of the remaining VMFS. In this we will select the second Large Lun we have created. and we will “Use all available partitions”

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Once this is done we will then go into the deviced backing and make sure the entries appear as shown below.  Once this is done we will then look at the storage afterward.

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