Some useful tips for optimization.
This is by no means a full “how to” install Ubuntu on ESXi. I am just sharing the steps I use to install a new Ubuntu VM on my ESXi. It will require a bit of knowledge on both ESXi and Ubuntu
Note for 8.0 The Configuration Parameters got renames as Advanced Parameters and have been upgraded to their one tab
Make sure the CD/DVD pointing to the .iso image file is Connected and fire up the VM. Launch the Web console and go through the installation steps according to your needs.
After the reboot the first thing I do is
apt update && apt dist-upgrade
Now if you run
df -h the LVM is only using half the disk:
/dev/mapper/ubuntu–vg-ubuntu–lv 39G 6.1G 31G 17% /
let’s increase the capacity to full with
sudo lvextend --extents +100%FREE /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-ubuntu--lv
sudo resize2fs /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-ubuntu--lv
and now if you run
/dev/mapper/ubuntu–vg-ubuntu–lv 78G 6.1G 68G 9% /