Expand VHD Hyper-V virtual machine disk

When you run virtual machine on Hyper-V in cluster mode – protected by Hyper-V HA services you have to use Microsoft failover cluster manager to Expand VHD Hyper-V virtual machine disk drive.

  • Shutdown virtual machine
  • Start Failover cluster manager
  • Connect to Hyper-V failover cluster
  • Click on roles
  • From right click menu click on VM settings
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Expand VHD Hyper-V virtual machine disk

  • Mark disk –> Edit –> Next
  • From Choose action menu à Expand
  • Provide new disk size
  • Confirm new disk size

Next step is to expand partition on virtual machine guest operating system

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).