After hot-adding memory to RHEL 5 VMware guest, the memory does not increase

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  • After hot-adding memory to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 virtual machine, the VMware host shows the change but the guest does not show the increase.
  • The following command shows memory is all onlined
# grep line /sys/devices/system/memory/*/state
  • Example:
# grep line /sys/devices/system/memory/*/state
- - - - - - - - 8< - - - - - - - - 


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • VMware

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