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Extending the disk size of Smart Protection Server (SPS) running on VMware

    • Updated:
    • 24 Jun 2015
    • Product/Version:
    • Smart Protection Server 3.0
    • Trend Micro Smart Protection Server 2.1
    • Trend Micro Smart Protection Server 2.5
    • Trend Micro Smart Protection Server 2.6
    • Platform:
    • VMware ESX 3.0
    • VMware ESX 3.5
    • VMware ESX 4.0
    • VMware ESX 4.1
    • VMware ESXi 3.5
    • VMware ESXi 4.0
    • VMware ESXi 4.1
    • VMware Server 2.0
Summary

When an SPS server runs low on disk space, it fails to download and install new pattern files.

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To expand the VMware disk size and other VM products:

 
The following procedure will extend the virtual disk space in VMware from 20GB to 30GB as an example.
  1. Log on to the SPS server as root.
  2. Verify the disk space using the commands “lvdisplay” or “df –h”.

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  3. Reboot the server.
  4. Perform the partitioning:
    1. Enter “fdisk –l” to list the current partition tables with the corresponding hard drives attached to your server.
    2. Enter “fdisk /dev/sda” to start partitioning the first drive (sda).
  5. Delete the old partition and create a new one:
    1. Press P to print the partitions.
    2. Press 2 to specify the second partition. For example: /dev/sda2 .
    3. Press N to specify a new partition.
    4. Press P to specify a primary partition.
    5. Press 2 to specify the second partition.
    6. Press ENTER twice to select the default cylinders.
    7. Press T to allow you to change the partition ID.
    8. Press 2 to specify the second partition.
    9. Press 8E to specify the hex value for the Logical Volume Manager (LVM).
    10. Press P to print the partitions. This will list the partitions and let you verify if the block size has increased.
    11. Press W to write the changes.

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  6. Enter "shutdown -r now" to reboot the server.
  7. Resize the physical volume, logical volume, and file system:
    1. Execute “pvresize /dev/sda2” to resize the physical volume.
    2. Enter “lvdisplay” to verify the Logvol that you are extending.
       
      In the example below, the volume is /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00, which applies most of the time with /dev/sda.
    3. Run “lvresize -l +100%FREE /dev/Volgroup00/LogVol00” to extend the LVM.
    4. Type “resize2fs -p /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00” to finalize the file system resize.
    5. Enter the command “df -h” to display the disk with the extended size.

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    6. Right-click the virtual machine that you configured and click Settings. This will also show the updated disk drive size.

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Category:
Configure; Troubleshoot
Solution Id:
1110799
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