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Why people want to do VMware Server partition resize?

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2016-10-17 13:20:37 Posted by Daisy to Resource

EaseUS Partition Master allows to increase VMware server size or resize VMware boot partition safely and easily.

Why people want to resize VMware Server partition?

Here the following are two major problems that may occur while resizing VMware Server partition and these two are main reasons why people want to resize VMware server partition:

1. The VMware Server boot partition is lack of space, but there is plenty of free space on other virtual partitions.

2. Both virtual boot partition and the entire VMware Server disk are out of space.

The VMware provides "vdiskmanager.exe" tools to increase the virtual disk size, which is in the VMware installation directory. To safely resize VMware Server partition, you still have to use third party partition tool, for example, EaseUS Partition Master.

How to increase VMware Server virtual disk size with Vdisk manager?

Original VMware virtual disk layout

Step1: Open the start menu (Start -> Run) or hold down the Windows key and press R. Type "cmd" and hit enter to open the Command Prompt.

Step2: Assuming that your VMware installation is in the default location, type or paste the following:

"C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-vdiskmanager.exe" -x CAPACITY "xx.VMDK"

Replacing CAPACITY with the new size of the virtual disk image and "xx" with the absolute path and name of your VMDK in "xx.VMDK". The capacity should be entered with the following extensions depending on the new size, MB or GB, for example 20GB will resize the new hard drive to 20 gigabytes.

Increase VMware server disk size

VMware virtual disk increased

However, this tool can only increase VMware Server virtual disk space as the "WARNING" message mentioned above. To increase, resize or create more Virtual Server partitions, you still need third-party utility or server partition manager like EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition.

How to resize VMware Server boot partition with EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition?

The following is a step by step introduction of resizing VMware Server boot partition with EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition when there is unallocated space behind it:

Tips: When there is no unallocated space right behind the boot partition, please shrink the data partition and leave some free space behind the boot partition with "Resize/Move partition" first.

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master Server

Server partition manager software

2. Select the boot partition (C: drive), right click it and select "Resize/Move partition", drag the partition handle rightwards to extend boot partition (C: drive).

Extend boot partition

3. Click Apply.

With this method you can increase VMware Server Virtual disk, resizing and moving partitions without complex works, such as backing up and restoring, transferring to other virtual machine, etc.