VMware ESXi some VM’s have no network connectivity

The problem: Some VMware virtual machine’s couldn’t contact their default gateway but most others could, all had static IP settings and were configured for the same default gateway. Troubleshooting: Initially identified the effected VM’s and discovered that the ones I was aware of were on the same host. I checked the other VM’s on the host and they had network connectivity. Migrating one […]

Extended disk doesn’t show new partition size in Explorer

Extended a VMDK or VHD then extended the disk in Server 2008 Disk Management console but disk still shows old size in Windows Explorer. Open a command prompt. DISKPART DISKPART> List Volume Lists the volumes DISKPART> select volume X (replace X with the number for the volume you have extended) DISKPART> extend filesystem DiskPart successfully extended the […]