Obviously i wont go into the Vmware bit as that’s straight forward –
So connect to the server then do the following :
echo 1 > /sys/block/sdX/device/rescan (replace the sdX with sda if thats your disk)
You can check this has worked running
Then this is where i cheat a bit as i like the GUI
then open Partitioner
Then goto your drive and click resize.
I had to reboot the server to see the change.