So there you are working with your vCOPS and suddenly it reports OMG YOUR VCOPS ANALYTIC VOLUME IS RUNNING OUT OF SPACE!
You know the alert, It’s predicting you have 22 or some arbitrary number of days left! OH NO, WHAT SHALL WE DO!
Well, I highly encourage you to NOT do what I did initially.. which was increase the size of the VMDK and then try to expand that.
A little tip… THAT won’t work! :) I mean, sure you go to visit this little tidbit which indexed so nicely on google..
Yes, I see that it says 1.0 ONLY but hey, we’re ignoring that fact because we are NOT finding the answer! Well, I’ll save you a lot of time by saying DO NOT EXPAND YOUR DISK, DO NOT DO WHAT THAT SAYS, etc… :)
Instead I would like to point your attention to this little bitty which ChaseHansen on the VMware Communities brought to my attention! Thanks Chase!
And allow me to sum it up for you as well…
IF YOU ADD ANOTHER VMDK TO THE ANALYTICS OR UI VM, IT WILL ALLOCATE THAT SPACE TO THE LOGICAL VOLUME
Seriously. Talk about simple, straight forward and probably documented but I was over complicating things and didn’t think to check if so.
Now you too can avoid this problem and hopefully find this answer when your Analytic VM is starting to run out of space! I do particularly like how the article says that doing this ‘should’ add the disk to /data volume (In my case it did… so hopefully they’ll refrain from blessed assumptions ;))
Enjoy my dear vCOP’ers!