Red Hat Linux on VMware: Online resizing of disk, memory and CPU (hot add)

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  • Deploying an increasing number of Red Hat servers as VMware guests.
  • At the moment VMware guests are shutdown when performing disk, memory and CPU increases.

  • Could you please advise if RHEL supports online resizing of the above resources, and if so, what the best pratice process is to complete this.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • VMWare ESX(i)

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