If you run out of disk space, you can increase the size of the disk. You can change the virtual device node and the persistence mode of virtual disk configuration of a virtual machine.

Power off the virtual machine.

Verify that you have the following privileges:

Virtual machine.Configuration.Modify device settings on the virtual machine.

Virtual machine.Configuration.Extend virtual disk on the virtual machine.

Datastore.Allocate space on the datastore.

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Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory.

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Right-click a virtual machine in the list and select Edit settings from the pop-up menu.

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On the Virtual Hardware tab, expand the hard disk to view all disk options.

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(Optional) To change the size of the disk, enter a new value in the text box and select the units from the drop-down menu.

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(Optional) To change the way that disks are affected by snapshots, select a disk mode from the Disk Mode drop-down menu.

Option

Description

Dependent

Dependent disks are included in snapshots.

Independent-Persistent

Disks in persistent mode behave like conventional disks on your physical computer. All data written to a disk in persistent mode are written permanently to the disk.

Independent-Nonpersistent

Changes to disks in nonpersistent mode are discarded when you turn off or reset the virtual machine. With nonpersistent mode, you can restart the virtual machine with a virtual disk in the same state every time. Changes to the disk are written to and read from a redo log file that is deleted when you turn off or reset the virtual machine.

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Click Save.