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Install VMWare Tools on Fedora

Installing VMware Tools on Fedora A freshly installed Fedora 21 guest comes preinstalled with open-vm-tools, an open-source version of the VMware tools for guest operating systems.  However, these tools can’t do everything the proprietary version can; at least not on VMware Workstation.  So here’s the steps required to swap things out and install VMware Tools on …

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How to add new storage to linux server live without rebooting.

How to add new storage to linux server live without rebooting. Short version: Resize the virtual disk in vmware or add a new hard drive Detect the new change: partprobe echo “- – -” > /sys/class/scsi_host/host0/scan fdisk –l pvcreate /dev/sda3 vgextend rootvg /dev/sda3 lvextend lvextend –L +10G /dev/rootvg/var lvextend –l +100%FREE /dev/rootvg/var Resize filesystem lvresize …

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