VMware vSphere – Troubleshoot SEAT Disk Exhaustion on vCenter appliance

Release date: April 14th 2020

Welcome to my VMware vSphere series. As many of my visitors gather, I work mainly with Digital Workspace tasks. Recently although, I got an error with SEAT Disk Exhaustion on my vCenter Appliance as shown below.

SEAT Disk Exhaustion-01

 

I proceeded with checking out the disk-status in vSphere

SEAT Disk Exhaustion-02

 

As I don’t see any real crisis in vSphere, I login with SSH and check the disk usage. As we can see the /storage/seat partition is above 80% usage.

SEAT Disk Exhaustion-03

 

To remediate this situation, I extend the Hard Disk for this partition from 10 GB to 15 GB

SEAT Disk Exhaustion-04

 

Back in Putty, I run the autogrow.sh script to increase the partition: /usr/lib/applmgmt/support/scripts/autogrow.sh

As we can see below, the partition nicely expands and the usage is down from 80 % to 53 %.

SEAT Disk Exhaustion-05

 

The same disk usage is reported in vSphere.

SEAT Disk Exhaustion-06

 

With that, the problem was fixed. A BIG thanks goes out to Alexander Ganser for his post about increasing disk space on VCSA 6.7, posted here: Increase Disk Space on VCSA 6.7

 

Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.