Shepcon
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4Tb Storage Volume with ESXI 5.5 U3

I need to create a new storage volume on an older ESXI 5.5 U3 host running on Dell PowerEdge T430 with an H730 Perc.  I have 4 x 2Tb drives that will be used for a RAID10 volume of 4Tb in size.  Does this older version of ESXI have issues with 4Tb volumes?  Plan is to update to 6.5 later this fall but I need the storage now.

Thanks for any input.

Ken

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asajm
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Hi Shepcon

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Shepcon
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Thanks for the reply and link.  Looks like I'm fine with creating a 4Tb datastore with ESXI 5.5.

I presume with a larger datastore, I should use a larger block size of 4mb or 8mb when I create and not the default of 1mb.

Ken

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a_p_
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VMFS5 and later use a unified block size of 1MB independent of the size. There's not need (actually not even an option) anymore to select block sizes as with VMFS3.


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