How to expand VMDK disk space using vmkfs tools command

First you would need clone take a backup of the current VMDK file. Here is the format on how you can take the backup of the VMDK file. vmkfstools -i  <source-file>  <destination-file> Source = /vmfs/volumes/4e1bd456-2f6f018c-dd56-000c2989b6dd/WinXP/WinXP.vmdk Destination = /vmfs/volumes/4e1bd456-2f6f018c-dd56-000c2989b6dd/WinXP/WinXPnew.vmdk vmkfstools -X 12G /vmfs/volumes/4e1bd456-2f6f018c-dd56-000c2989b6dd/WinXP/WinXP.vmdk /vmfs/volumes/4e1bd456-2f6f018c-dd56-000c2989b6dd/WinXP/WinXPnew.vmdk After extended the disk from VMware you would need to manually login to…

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