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tronic72
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Why are my drives only 2TB?

Hi,

New ESXi installation on my HP server which has two three TB Hard Drives. However, when I try to create new datastores, they are only 2 TB. How can I overcome this. Im using ESXI 5.5.

Thanks, T

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f10
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Hi,

Did you already take a look at this VMware KB VMware KB: vSphere 5.x hosts are unable to see logical volumes larger than 2TB on some HP RAID contr... Its specific to HP Servers.


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tronic72 wrote:

Hi,

New ESXi installation on my HP server which has two three TB Hard Drives. However, when I try to create new datastores, they are only 2 TB. How can I overcome this. Im using ESXI 5.5.

Thanks, T

Probably this is caused by the driver, not an ESXi problem... I have the same problem in my lab.

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King_Robert
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ESX does not support the one Datastore Volume more than 2 TB.

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rcporto
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@King_Robert, since version 5.1, ESXi supports volumes with 64TB and with version 5.5, ESXi supports vmdk with 62TB.

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