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vSphere Client 6.0.0 fails to add a disk drive greater than 4TB to VM

ISSUE:  So adding a disk greater than 4TB to an existing virtual machine FAILS in the Vsphere desktop Client.....

QUESTION #1:  What is the exact command or sequence of commands to add this exact Seagate 6TB drive (below) to an existing VM ????

Disk /dev/disks/t10.ATA_____ST6000DM0012D1XY17Z__________________________________Z4D1QFVQ: 4294967295 sectors, 4095M

Logical sector size: 512

Disk identifier (GUID): a6a9f48e-6274-4564-9aa0-509ce71bd8e0

Partition table holds up to 128 entries

First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 11721045134

Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name

   1            2048     11721043967       10.9G   0700

t10.ATA_____ST6000DM0012D1XY17Z__________________________________Z4D1QFVQ    vml.01000000002020202020202020202020205a34443151465651535436303030

t10.ATA_____ST6000DM0012D1XY17Z__________________________________Z4D1QFVQ:1  vml.01000000002020202020202020202020205a34443151465651535436303030:1

QUESTION #2:  If I add the drive above as 4TB using the Vsphere desktop client GUI then what is the exact command or sequence of commands to GROW this 6TB drive to full capacity(5.46TB)????   [VMware KB: Adding space to an ESXi/ESX host virtual disk}



Using vSphere Client Version 6.0.0 build 3016447

Using VMware ESXi Version 6.0.0 build 3029758


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