Resizing a zpool as a VMware ESXi guest ...

Garrett Cooper yaneurabeya at
Thu Oct 16 08:17:07 UTC 2014

> On Oct 16, 2014, at 1:10, Edward Tomasz Napierała <trasz at> wrote:

> "camcontrol rescan" does not force fetching the updated disk size.
> AFAIK there is no way to do that.  However, this should happen
> automatically, if the "other side" properly sends proper Unit Attention
> after resizing.  No idea why this doesn't happen with VMWare.
> Reboot obviously clears things up.
> [..]

Is open-vm-tools installed?

I ask because if I don't have it installed and the kernel modules loaded, VMware doesn't notify the guest OS of disks being added/removed.

Also, what disk controller are you using?


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