Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Hyper-V 2012 R2 - Expand IDE Controller Virtual Hard Disk Size - Part 7

Hello Everyone,

I have noticed that some users are not able to re-size IDE controller disks. Also, some blogs and other links mentioned that IDE controller disks can not be expanded.

But I had done this earlier and to re-confirm, I have tested the same in my test lab also. Only case is You have to Shut-down your machine and if it is production VM then there be will short down-time for your production environment.

So, below are the steps to follow for expanding IDE controller disk size.

PART 1: To see Hyper-V Features, Click Here!

PART 2: To see Hyper-V Installation Process & Console Overview, Click Here!

PART 3: To see Hyper-V Network Configuration Concept & Process, Click Here!


PART 4: To see Hyper-V Console Overview & Configuration changes, Click Here!


PART 5: To see Hyper-V Creating VM, Export & Import VM, Click Here!

PART 6: To see Disaster Recovery Configuration & Testing using Hyper-V Replica, Click Here!

Expand IDE Controller Virtual Hard Disk Size:

I have created a Windows Server 2012 VM with generation 1 on Hyper-V 2012 R2 Host. Selected OS Disk is IDE Controller as shown below:


Disk Size is 15 GB as shown below:



Open Hyper-V Console and Shutdown the VM:


Click on Edit Disk:


Click Next and Select Disk You want to expand:


Click Next:


Select Expand and Click Next:


I have expanded 10 GB more so total size will be 25 GB:


Click Finish:


Start the VM:


Open Disk Management and see If 10 GB is added, Yes it is added:


Right on Disk and Click on Extend Volume:


Click Next and Next:


Click Finish:


Disk is successfully expanded to 25 GB:




This is done.

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