Extending a datastore

You can extend a datastore to increase volume size using the NetApp Element Management extension point. Extending the datastore also extends the VMFS volume related to that datastore.


  1. Select NetApp Element Management > Management.
    Note: If two or more clusters are added, ensure that the cluster you intend to use for the task is selected in the navigation bar.
  2. From the Datastores page, select the check box for the datastore you want to extend.
  3. Click Actions.
  4. In the resulting menu, click Extend.
  5. In the New Datastore Size field, type the required size for the new datastore and select GB or GiB.
    Note: Extending the datastore will consume the entire volume's size. The new datastore size cannot exceed the unprovisioned space available on the selected cluster or the maximum volume size the cluster allows.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Refresh the page if needed until the updated datastore appears in the list.