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Virtualizing NSS - extend hd size?

Hello,

I need to virtualize a SLES10SP2 server with nss-volume into vSphere 5.5.
Because the volume is out of space, I want to give the volume via Converter a bigger disk. But should/could I do that without puzzling nss? I would like to resize the volume afterwards. Or should I better add a second disk to the pool and expand the volume?

Michael
  • michaelhuber;2297725 wrote:
    Hello,

    I need to virtualize a SLES10SP2 server with nss-volume into vSphere 5.5.
    Because the volume is out of space, I want to give the volume via Converter a bigger disk. But should/could I do that without puzzling nss? I would like to resize the volume afterwards. Or should I better add a second disk to the pool and expand the volume?

    Michael


    I'm assuming you mean OES2 SP3? I think SLES10 SP2 "with nss" means OES2 SP2?

    Anyway:

    If you created a virtual hard disk #2 for the NSS volume, you don't need to do anything with converter. You CAN add another disk and expand the pool if you so desire, just remember that by "spanning" the disks, if one goes, you lose all your data that was spanned across both.

    To increase/expand the existing disk:

    Delete any snapshots if you have them, as VMware doesn't let you resize a disk with snapshots.
    Right-click the Virtual Machine, and select Edit Settings:
    Select the Hard Disk that you wish to expand.
    Increase the size (note, I THINK this was introduced in VMWare ESXi 5.0??)

    Wait for the VMware console to say it's done expanding the disk

    Then (in the OES Guest)

    You now have to rescan the SCSI bus. Open a terminal and type:

    rescan-scsi-bus.sh –forcerescan –luns=XX

    There are TWO dashes in front of the “forcerescan” and “luns”. Further, the XX is the LUN #. In the above example, we want LUN #2. So we would type:

    rescan-scsi-bus.sh –forcerescan –luns=2


    (Your LUN will vary)

    Open a terminal from within the VMware Guest and type:
    nssmu

    Select Devices
    Choose the device that you expanded to verify it sees free space.
    Then go into the POOLS section and HIt F3 to expand the pool to use the new free space on the Device you expanded.

    --Kevin
  • On 13/12/2013 16:26, kjhurni wrote:

    > I'm assuming you mean OES2 SP3? I think SLES10 SP2 "with nss" means
    > OES2 SP2?


    SLES10 SP2 should mean OES2 _SP1_ - OES2 SP2 required SLES10 SP3.

    Of course what would help clarify is "cat /etc/*release".

    HTH.
    --
    Simon
    Novell Knowledge Partner

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  • Sorry, here is the cat release:
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)
    VERSION = 10
    PATCHLEVEL = 2
    LSB_VERSION="core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-noarch:core-2.0-x86_64:core-3.0-x86_64"
    Novell Open Enterprise Server 2.0.1 (x86_64)
    VERSION = 2.0.1
    PATCHLEVEL = 1
    BUILD

    I started the converter, let it creating a bigger hdd to copy the nss volume to. I guess I'll have to do what Kevin described from "rescan scsi-bus" after converter has finished and vm is running properly.

    Thank you all.

    Michael