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You cannot increase a partition on a disk without affecting other partitions on the same disk unless it is the last partition. You will have to completely re-organize your partitions and restore from backup. You can however extend partitions that are under LVM control by adding a free LVM controlled partition or disk and assign it to any existing LVM volume in order to increase it's capacity. There is plenty of documentation and info available on the web. If you plan to increase your LVM root volume you need to boot form external media.
Since you are using VMware there is actually no need to create multiple partitions on any disk. You can simply put each partition on it's own virtual disk. Then after you increase the underlying virtual disk, you can use "lvextend" for devices under LVM, or "gparted" to modify the partition, and use the "resize2fs" command to adjust the file system, even while the mounted volume is online.