ESXi 7 – Change disk size on setup/convert disk…

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April 19, 2021 by aubreykloppers

  1. Hit SHIFT+O
  2. autoPartitionOSDataSize=4096 

This will allow you to free space on your SSD if you are running on a 130GB and need some space for your datastore. The option in (2) is added once you get the prompt in your boot option. Enter it and hit newline. The parameter must be entered as is…

For further reading see: https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2020/05/changing-the-default-size-of-the-esx-osdata-volume-in-esxi-7-0.html

and..

While we are talking ESXi, why is it that a disk exported out of ESXi 7 first need to be converted using:

vmkfstools -i /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/Windows10/Windows\ 10-0.vmdk  /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/Windows10/Windows10.vmdk 

…just flippen stupid!

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