Resizing a zpool as a VMware ESXi guest ...
mikej at mikej.com
Thu Oct 16 10:54:49 UTC 2014
On 2014-10-16 04:17, Garrett Cooper wrote:
>> On Oct 16, 2014, at 1:10, Edward Tomasz Napierała <trasz at FreeBSD.org>
>> "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
>> 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
> Also, what disk controller are you using?
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I duplicated this behavior. According to gpart The virtual disk does
until the freebsd guest is rebooted.
FreeBSD freebsd10 10.0-RELEASE-p6 FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE-p6 #0: Tue Jun 24
07:47:37 UTC 2014
root at amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
pkg info -- amd64 open-vm-tools-nox11-1280544_8,1 Open VMware tools for
FreeBSD VMware guests
ESXi reported -- Running, version:2147483647 (3rd-party/Independent)
ESXi-5.5-1331820(A00) Guest Hardware version 10
789 - S 0:00.54 /usr/local/bin/vmtoolsd -c
Id Refs Address Size Name
1 12 0xffffffff80200000 15f03b0 kernel
2 1 0xffffffff81a12000 5209 fdescfs.ko
3 1 0xffffffff81a18000 2198 vmmemctl.ko
4 1 0xffffffff81a1b000 23d8 vmxnet.ko
5 1 0xffffffff81a1e000 2bf0 vmblock.ko
6 1 0xffffffff81a21000 81b4 vmhgfs.ko
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