How to Increase Your VMware Virtual Disk Size Easily and Safely?
Question: I have Windows 2003 in VMware Server. The disk 0 is 20GB and all the disk space is allocated to C drive. The disk 1 is 40GB and only has a partition D which is dynamic volume. Now C drive is running out of space, how can I extend C drive?
It is not easy for Windows users to increase VMware disk size because it is related to VMware virtual machine and the data security. So this article will introduce a step by step tutorial in the following paragraph.
How to increase VMware disk size?
- The instruction applies to VMware Server, Workstation and Player 3.x. If you are using VMware Player 2.x, upgrade to VMware Player 3.x.
- Confirm all the snapshots have been deleted.
- Ensure the virtual machine is powered off.
Step1: Open "Start" menu. Click "Run" and type "cmd" in the text box and then hit the "Enter" key.
Step2: In the pop-up "command prompt". Type or paste the following command:
How to extend system partition (C drive) after increasing VMware disk size?
Tips: To follow the step by step instruction, please Free Download AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition (14MB).
Step1: Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition.
Step2: Select C drive. Right click on C drive and choose "Resize".
In the pop-up window, drag the right handle rightwards to merge unallocated space. Then click "OK".
Step3: Click "Apply" on the toolbar and confirm the changes in the "Pending Operations" dialog box. Then click "Proceed".
Step4: After a few seconds, all of operations will be completed successfully.
If there is not only one partition, the unallocated space will be not behind C drive, you can move partition to exchange the location, or shrink the data partition and free up space. For more detailed information, please visit VMware Extend/Expand C Drive.