Run this command after adding the new disk to you VMware configuration. This will allow your Linux guest to detect the new disk and assign it as a device.
ls /sys/class/scsi_host/ | while read host ; do echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/$host/scan ; doneOnce you have ran this command you can grow the LVM filesystem as usual. (Where X is the new device added.)
# Create a new partition on the new disk. Assign it the type of Linux LVM, 8e. fdisk /dev/sdX # Create the new physical volume. pvcreate /dev/sdX1 # Extend the volume group of your choice. vgextend /dev/VolumeGroupName /dev/sdX1 # Confirm the new physical extents are available and take note of the number. vgdisplay # Extend a logical volume where 1234 is the number of PEs you would like to add. lvextend -l +1234 /dev/VolumeGroupName/LogVolName # Resize the EXT filesystem. resize2fs /dev/VolumeGroupName/LogVolName # Confirm the new space is available. df -hOnce complete you should have extra space on your Linux guest.