With out thinking I created a 108TB LUN on our Nimble storage array. I was also able to create a 108TB VMFS 6 Datastore on it without a problem.
First Question) Should I have been able to do this ? It there is a 64TB limit then shouldn't I have gotten a warning that I'm exceeding the 64TB ?
Second Question) What are the ramification of this?
Currently we have a single vm on this datastore with 2 very big drives (vmdks). One at 50TB and the other at 25TB.
The VM is running fine and there don't seem to be a problem, but I'm wondering I should move the drives to 2 different datastores that are at or below the 64TB stated limit, though clearly not enforced.
VMware Maximums doesn't automatically mean that they will be caused by a technical hard limit.
Some might also be set based on testing results or because supporting extreme configurations might require additional resources.
But, even if it's possible to go beyond the maximums you shouldn't do so.
In case you would run into a problem VMware support will advice you to stay within the supported maximums or might even reject your support request because you didn't follow their recommendations.
May I ask what application or service hosted on a single VM would require such large vmdks?
Personally, I never would use vmdks of such size.
Any kind of filesystem repair/scan/upgrade might be a nightmare and could take awfully long.
Restore operations might be more complex when you can't provide another vmdk of similar size in case of an array error/problem.
75 TB of data might not be accessible.