Expand Virtual Machine Hard Drive in Vmware GSX server and virtual server

In order to expand virtual machine hard drive follow the steps below.

  1. Shut down virtual machine
  2. Use the Vmware expand command vmware-vdiskmanager -x 10Gb or the GUI utility of Virtual Disk Factory http://petruska.stardock.net/software/VMware.html#DiskFactory
  3. Expand disk using utility
  4. Restart virtual machine
  5. Install partition software (http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=partition+software&btnG=Google+Search&meta=)
  6. Resize partition.

We used Partition Manager 8.0 from Paragon software.