When you need to add virtual machines to a datastore, or when the virtual machines running on a datastore require more space, you can dynamically increase the capacity of a VMFS datastore.

About this task

If a shared datastore has powered on virtual machines and becomes 100% full, you can increase the datastore's capacity only from the host that the powered on virtual machines are registered on.

Procedure

  1. Click Storage in the VMware Host Client inventory and click Datastores.
  2. Click New datastore.
  3. Click Increase the size of an existing VMFS datastore and click Next.