Expanding a virtual hard disk adds storage space to the virtual machine.
When you expand a virtual hard disk, the added space is not immediately available to the virtual machine. To make the added space available, you must use a disk management tool to increase the size of the existing partition on the virtual hard disk to match the expanded size.
The disk management tool that you use depends on the virtual machine guest operating system. Many operating systems, including Windows Vista
, Windows 7
, Windows 8
, and some versions of Linux, provide built-in disk management tools that can resize partitions. For example, Disk Management
(diskmgmt.msc) for a Windows guest.
This tutorial will show you how to expand a virtual hard disk
to increase it's maximum size for the virtual machine in VMware Player