How to increase vApp disk space
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How to increase vApp disk space

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Article ID: 95719

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Products

CA Identity Manager CA Identity Governance CA Identity Portal

Issue/Introduction

The virtual disk assigned to the vapp is exhausted. How do I increase this under vmware esx?

Environment

Virtual Appliance 14.x

Resolution

vApp Admin guide supplies a resizeDisk script/command We do not provide access to source code.

Let me briefly describe the logic of the resizeDisk command:

• The vApp uses a single root volume (/) which is formatted with ext4 filesystem over LVM.
• The vApp’s filesystem is located on a logical volume (LV) named lv_root
• This LV is contained in a volume group (VG) named vg_ca-vapp and mounted on /.
• There are 2 options for resizing the root volume:
 

You can read more about these available Aliases here.

resizeDisk

  • The ESX administrator extends the existing virtual disk
  • The command extends the existing partition (a reboot may be required).
  • The PV will be extended spanning the entire partition.
  • The LV will be extended with the PV’s additional space
  • The filesystem on the root volume will be extended.

 

addDisk

  • The ESX administrator adds a new virtual disk.
  • The command creates a new partition spanning the entire disk.
  • It then creates a PV spanning the entire partition.
  • The VG will be extended with the newly created PV.
  • The LV will be extended with the additional space.
  • The filesystem on the root volume will be extended.