Video: vSphere4 Unleashed: 05 – Hot-Add and Thin-Provisioning

In this video I’ll be demonstrating the following in order:

  • Enable the Hot-Add/Plug in the virtual machines.
  • Hot-Add memory for a VM and increase it from 512MB to 1GB.
  • See from the VM’s Task Manager the new amount of memory available for the GOS.
  • Hot-Add a new NIC, and configure it on the fly.
  • Thin-Provision a new 10GB hard drive for a VM.
  • Hot-Expand the new hard drive from 10GB to 20GB.
  • Extend the volume live within the GOS using the “diskpart” tool.

I have the Storage vMotion & vCenter linked-mode recorded and will be publishing them this week. Stay tuned!

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