Basically vRO appliance comes with 4.5 GB of root partition and 2.5 GB of Swap parition. This makes your vRO appliance with /dev/sda of 7 GB in size, and I have couple of my customers who were requesting how to increase the size of this root partition.
Here’s what I have don to achieve this.
- Take a full backup of both the vRO nodes and vRO DB.
- vRO VM -> edit settings -> Hard Disk1 -> Add more space as needed (I have increased it to 5 GB)
– make sure you take snapshot of the vRO VM right after executing step 1.
- vRO VM -> edit settings -> vm options -> boot options -> Force BIOS setup check. This bring in the bios screen on next boot.
- Mount the gparted live boot iso 64 bit version under vRO VM -> edit settings -> hardware -> CD/DVD drive -> datastore iso. Ensure “Connect on power on selected” (I have used gparted-live-0.29.0-1-i686.iso)
- Reboot the vRO appliance and change the boot order (step 2 would help getting directly into BIOS setup), make CDROM as first boot device. Save the settings and let the appliance boot
- Once the gparted grub menu is available then select “other modes of gparted live” -> “Safe Graphics” and follow defaults
- Once gparted loaded select devices /dev/sda
- It will display partitions on this device, select swap partition (/dev/sda2) and click on Button ‘Resize/Move’, drag swap partition as a whole to end of /dev/sda and place it there. Save the settings (Move)
- now select root partition (/dev/sda1) and click on ‘Resize/Move’, pickup right edge of /dev/sda1 and drag towards swap partition, occupying all the free space. Save the settings. (Resize)
- restart the VM. set CDDVD drive of the VM to Client Device in Edit settings.
- let the VM start up normally and check the filesystem.
- Please repeat all these steps on vRO appliance Node2 as well.
========= In my case, I have achieved following ==========
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 9.4G 2.3G 6.7G 25% /
udev 4.0G 104K 4.0G 1% /dev
tmpfs 4.0G 8.0K 4.0G 1% /dev/shm
/dev/sdc1 20G 173M 19G 1% /heap
/dev/sdb1 7.9G 202M 7.3G 3% /storage/log
/dev/sdb2 2.0G 108M 1.8G 6% /storage/db
Thought this might help others who are trying to ahieve same on vRO appliance.