To extend the logical volume:
Note: These steps only apply to EXT3 file systems.
Caution: VMware recommends to take a complete backup of the virtual machine prior to making these changes.
Power off the virtual machine.
Power on the virtual machine.
Identify the device name, which is by default /dev/sda, and confirm the new size by running the command:
# fdisk -l
Create a new primary partition:
- Run the command:# fdisk /dev/sda (depending the results of the step 4)
- Press p to print the partition table to identify the number of partitions. By default, there are 2: sda1 and sda2.
- Press n to create a new primary partition.
- Press p for primary.
- Press 3 for the partition number, depending on the output of the partition table print.
- Press Enter two times.
- Press t to change the system’s partition ID.
- Press 3 to select the newly creation partition.
- Type 8e to change the Hex Code of the partition for Linux LVM.
- Press w to write the changes to the partition table.
- Restart the virtual machine.
Run this command to verify that the changes were saved to the partition table and that the new partition has an 8e type:
# fdisk -l
Run this command to convert the new partition to a physical volume:
Note: The number for the sda can change depending on system setup. Use the sda number that was created in step 5.
# pvcreate /dev/sda3
Run this command to extend the physical volume:
# vgextend rootvg /dev/sda3
Note: To determine which volume group to extend, use the command vgdisplay.
Run this command to verify how many physical extents are available to the Volume Group:
# vgdisplay rootvg | grep „Free”
Run the following command to extend the Logical Volume:
# lvextend -L +10G /dev/rootvg/rootvol
Where # is the number of Free space in GB available as per the previous command. Use the full number output from Step 10 including any decimals.
Note: To determine which logical volume to extend, use the command lvdisplay.
Run the following command to expand the ext3 filesystem online, inside of the Logical Volume:
# resize2fs /dev/rootvg/rootvol
- Run the following command to verify that the / filesystem has the new space available:
# df -h