Task 1: Increase the size of a VMDK File
Here we will have to change some of the settings for the lab
for this we will use the “hot-clone” we have just created, This is where we will add some extra storage to the hard drive as seen below.
Now we need to go into the VM and look at the storage inside of it. For the lab, i have had to shrink the disk to be able to do this next step.
Now we have some room we can extend the disk to use all of the allocated space.
Task 2: Adjust Memory Allocation on a Virtual Machine
In this lab, we will change the memory, but for this, we need to shut down the VM. Once it is shut down, we can then adjust the memory to 2 gigs as seen below.
Task 3: Rename a VM in the vCenter Server Inventory
For this, we will rename our hot-clone. As seen below.
Task 4: Add and Remove a Raw LUN on a VM
For this, we add an “RDM” disk.
And then with this a Lun for that to point to.
With this, we will then change the location to “store with the virtual machine” as well as this we will also change the “sharing” to be unspecified. As seen below.
Once we have done this we need to start up the VM, then travel to check that the Lun is in the disk space. As seen below.
After this, we will the need to delete this Lun off.
Task 5: Expand a Thin-Provisioned Virtual Disk.
For this, e need to take note the Storage usage of the vm in its current “on” state.
Once we have done this we will then need to shutdown the vm and navigate to VMFS data store and find the .vmdk file. As shoen below.
Once in here will will then need to inflate the disk. This took a good hour or two to complete.
And after we will then power on the same vm and cheak the storage incress. the storage useage was orginollay at 9 gigs and here it is at 30 gigs.